CHAPTER 2

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Installation and Configuration

You may find this strange, but this chapter is arguably one of the most important of the entire book. It’s also, ironically, one of the most daunting. The reason why is because it covers the fundamental aspects of setting up both Vim and your terminal environment to have saner configuration and key bindings/plug-in settings, as well as making the terminal and Vim look more visually pleasing than it would by default. For most readers, this time spent configuring our environment will be the key difference in how successful they are in learning and using Vim.

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