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Simply the best editor

Positive Comment by 6443899
about Vim and tmux Jul 2015

When I first tried Vim, it was at school with my computer science teacher. He learned all of the class how to use it for basic text edition. I then discovered all the plugins, add-ons, and settings. It's been more than 6 years I use it on a daily basis, and I was never disappointed by it.

A good combination is tmux + vim, even if you're not a developer, it's super-easy to learn it's basic usage.

Hoping you will give it a try, and adopt it if it fits your needs!

[Edited by 6443899, July 23]

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I have been using Notepad++ for quite some time now, but ha ...

Positive Comment by vadviktor
about Vim Jun 2011

I have been using Notepad++ for quite some time now, but had the feeling I have to try Vim out on Windows too, not just using it as a terminal editor. Day by day I find it more productive and fun than Notepad++. It's like changing from PHP to Ruby for me ;)

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The steeper the learning curve the higher the reward!!Learn ...

Comment by clyphox
about Vim Jun 2011

The steeper the learning curve the higher the reward!!

Learning vi opens your world to all sorts of things like vimterpreter in your browser or even vim in your shell/command prompt.

Just 5 years using vim and I'm still optimising my and time/work ratio by simply reading more on vim.
Once you "get it" you'll think twice about "normal" editors and even fancy IDE's. (vim could be one if u want, just read)

did I mention the steep learning curve ;)

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vim just woks. It is far nicer the emacs but then again the ...

Comment by trekeyus
about Vim Jun 2011

vim just woks. It is far nicer the emacs but then again the emacs/vim war has been going on for ages ultimately it comes down to witch suites you best for me it's vim for you it might be emacs.

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I like it for a perfectly simple reason - I can use the sam ...

Comment by mytechieself
about Vim Jun 2011

I like it for a perfectly simple reason - I can use the same editor (with same settings) between UNIX and windows.

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Anybody who wants to work on a Unix or Unix-alike environme ...

Comment by ttmrichter
about Vim Jun 2011

Anybody who wants to work on a Unix or Unix-alike environment needs to learn vi/vim. It's not even slightly user-friendly:
* it has a bizarre modal structure;
* it has key bindings that are a bit of a stretch (h-j-k-l for left-down-up-right respectively, for example);
* its online help system assumes you know the odd terminology it uses and is thus doesn't help to learn the application;
* it doesn't play well with others in the GUI world (partially a result of the bizarre key bindings, but not entirely).

So why should you learn it? It's one of the only editors you're pretty much guaranteed will be on a Unix-alike. Any other editor (other than ed or ex -- don't ask!) is not guaranteed.

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This was my favorite editor on Linux. It is seemingly infin ...

Comment by 10basetom
about Vim Jun 2011

This was my favorite editor on Linux. It is seemingly infinitely customizable and extensible.

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