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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Getting Started

Welcome to Mastering Vim, a book which will teach you to get good with Vim, its plugins, and its ideological successors!

This chapter will establish a foundation for working with Vim. Every tool is built with a particular usage philosophy in mind, and Vim is not an exception. Vim introduces a different way of working with text compared to what most people are used to these days. This chapter focuses on highlighting these differences and establishing a set of healthy editing habits. It will let you approach Vim in a Vim-friendly frame of mind and will ensure you're using the right tools for the job. To make examples concrete, we will be using Vim to create a small Python application throughout this chapter.

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