vim

Vi IMproved, a programmer's text editor, provides several modes for different kinds of text manipulation. Pressing `i` enters edit mode. `<Esc>` goes back to normal mode, which doesn't allow regular text insertion.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/vim.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install vim
Ubuntu
apt-get install vim
Alpine
apk add vim
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S vim
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install vim
CentOS
yum install vim-enhanced-2
Fedora
dnf install vim-enhanced-2
OS X
brew install vim
Raspbian
apt-get install vim
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/vim vim powered by Commando

Vi IMproved, a programmer's text editor, provides several modes for different kinds of text manipulation. Pressing `i` enters edit mode. `<Esc>` goes back to normal mode, which doesn't allow regular text insertion.

  • Open a file:
    vim file
  • Enter text editing mode (insert mode):
    <Esc>i
  • Copy ("yank") or cut ("delete") the current line (paste it with `P`):
    <Esc>yy|dd
  • Undo the last operation:
    <Esc>u
  • Search for a pattern in the file (press `n`/`N` to go to next/previous match):
    <Esc>/search_pattern<Enter>
  • Perform a regex substitution in the whole file:
    <Esc>:%s/pattern/replacement/g<Enter>
  • Save (write) the file, and quit:
    <Esc>:wq<Enter>
  • Quit without saving:
    <Esc>:q!<Enter>

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