Sunday, March 19, 2006

Addicted to vim and screen

I've become addicted to vim and screen. With it, I can get a very powerful development environment over one ssh connection. I switch between windows in screens with ctrl-a [0-9]. I switch between splits in vim with some custom bound key combos, ctrl-j and ctrl-k. I can issue regular expressions and I can use all the powerful and flexible editing commands vim offers. Just try pressing d and then any 'movement'. For example dt;. That one will cut all text before the next ;. Then there's the visual modes, v and V. Try selecting some code with it and pressing =. That will reindent that code. And this is just poking on the surface of what's possible with vim.

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