ViM tips for source code file editing

You can find lots of tutorials on ViM. This page contains a few tips that may help you when editing C source code files.

If you are looking for an IDE like environment with ViM, you can check Turning vim into an IDE through vim plugins.

First advice is to use :help word (colon included) for searching through ViM's on-line help. So if you want to learn about how to split your terminal into separate windows, use :help windows

In my experience, whatever I was looking for, I found in ViM. The only thing missing is running a shell in a terminal window, editing the output, and using it again as shell input -- that is what Emacs supports.

^X means Ctrl+X where X is small 'x'.


Last changed: Tue Nov 7 10:03:32 PST 2017