CHAPTER 5

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Commands

In this chapter, we’ll be looking at Vim’s editing capabilities. This is where we finally get to use Vim for its primary function: editing and manipulating text-based content.

What may be surprising to some users is that the commands for editing content are probably the least of what it means to be an advanced Vim user. Although what you learn in this chapter will be fundamental to using Vim, the things you’ve learned before this point, and the things you will learn after, share equal importance and usefulness when we require more from Vim than just straight text-editor functionality.

Vim’s strength is in the fact that it can ...

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