Among other things, this chapter will cover working with version control. Git is the version control system of choice for this chapter; however, the lessons learned are applicable across different systems. A section is dedicated to a quick-and-dirty introduction but, if you want to get the most out of version control systems, you may want to read up on the version control system of your choice.
Throughout this chapter, we'll be making changes to our .vimrc file. You can make these changes as you go, or download them from GitHub at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Mastering-Vim/tree/master/Chapter05. Git installation and configuration instructions are also included in the repository.