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Posted by February 9 2018 / 赵化冰博客
Vim Tips
Updated on June 29 2023
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vim graphical cheat sheet

Vim Jumps

  • ^ — Move to start of line
  • $ — Move to end of line
  • b — Move back a word
  • w — Move forward a word
  • e — Move to the end of the next word
  • Ctrl-o and Ctrl-i to go to the previous/next location you jumped to
  • ``(two backticks) jump back to where you were
  • gi go back to the last place you inserted a text and enter insert mode

Vim Navigations

  • { and } jump paragraph back and forth
  • Ctrl-F/B move one screen back and forth
  • Search the word under cursor, then n/p to jump to next/previous

Enable Vim mode in bash

vi ~/.inputrc set editing-mode vi

Enable system clipboard upport

See if system clipboard is supported:

$ vim --version | grep clipboard
-clipboard       +iconv           +path_extra      -toolbar
+eval            +mouse_dec       +startuptime     -xterm_clipboard

Rinstall vim as vim-gnome:

sudo apt-get install vim-gnome

Select what you want using the mouse - then type to copy to clipboard:


To paste to vim from clipboard type:



  • Ex: open the current directory
  • set number: show line number
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