Today I made my switch over to Vim from Sublime. I thought that things we be a lot more painful, but they really weren’t too bad. I feel pretty comfortable and only had to pop into Sublime once or twice to do some cross-file searches.
First thing I did was disable the arrow keys. I wound up turning these back on for insert mode later
" pathogen setup execute pathogen#infect() filetype plugin indent on " colorscheme colorscheme facebook " enable syntax processing syntax enable " line numbers set number " font set guifont=Menlo\ Regular:h13 " disable arrow keys map <up> <nop> map <down> <nop> map <left> <nop> map <right> <nop> imap <up> <up> imap <down> <down> imap <left> <left> imap <right> <right> " tabs to spaces; tabs=2 spaces set expandtab set tabstop=2 set shiftwidth=2 " don't wrap set nowrap
I had some trouble getting OSX Terminal to play nice with my color scheme, so I switched over to macvim. macvim is great because it still gives you the OSX conveniences as you make the transition (like using alt to skip words or command to go to end of line). I used Pathogen as a bundle manager (although I’ll probably switch to Vundle to have everything in my .vimrc). I also used Ctrl-P (go to anything), NERDTree (explorer sidebar), Supertab (autocomplete), and Fugitive (Git integration). I plan to install Airline and Snipmate.
For commands I learned (C = Ctrl):
h = left j = down k = up l = right w = forward word b = backward word G = EOF 1G = BOF :42 = Goto line 42 (also 42gg, 42G) / = find n = find next N = find previous u = undo C-R = redo cw = change word dd = delete line dw = delete word > = indent i = insert a = insert after I = insert at beginning of line A = insert at end of line
I also learned how to call executables from the buffer which is really sweet:
e.g. run a Ruby test from the test file
! ruby -Itest %:p
- Figure out how to get snippets
- Check for refactoring commands