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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Remapping commands

Now that you are comfortable working with plugins, you may want to consider customizing your Vim further by remapping commands to suit your preferences. Plugins are written by many kinds of different people, and everyone's workflow is different. Vim is infinitely extensible, allowing you to remap nearly every action, change certain default behaviors, and really make Vim your own. Let's talk about remapping commands.

Vim allows you to remap certain keys to be used in place of other keys. :map and :noremap provide just that:

  • :map is used for recursive mapping
  • :noremap is used for non-recursive mapping

This means that commands remapped with :map are aware of other custom mappings, while :noremap works with system defaults. ...

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