Thursday, October 30, 2008
After meeting tpope and pair programming with reinh I got to see the power of vim. I have never used vim before so this is all new to me. I've been using TextMate exclusively since starting Rails a few years ago. I came to work and started in on a pursuit of how I can do in vim what I do in Textmate. While on this quest, I will document along the way some useful tips that may help you too.
I'll document some vim things I've learned so far:
- Install rails.vim
- Other plugins: BlockComment, NERDTree, FuzzyFinderTextmate, minibufexpl, vcscommand
- gf - when cursor is on class name it'll take you to that class definition
- yyp - duplicate current line
- :AS - I use a lot to look at code and spec at the same time
- ^p - autocomplete word from any open file
- control + shift + 6 - switch between two buffers
- shift + s - to delete current line
- :%s/old/new/g - to change text to new text
- to go to line number on page
- /text, then enter key - to find text in file, n to find next
- :split - split screen
- :Rake - run specs in current file
- :on - if in split screen, will make selected buffer the only buffer
- escape key - to exit insert mode
- o - create new line below existing line and enter insert mode
- v aw - select a word
- v ap - select paragraph (works well for method definitions too)
What are your favorite commands? I'll post more as I learn.
Friday, October 3, 2008
|From Blogger Pictures|
- Take a picture of yourself right now.
- Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair…just take a picture. (should be super-easy with Photobooth)
- Post that picture with NO editing.
- Post these instructions with your picture.