Power Editing with Vim: Basics

Learn how to use Vim.

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Power Editing with Vim: Basics

Length: 1/2 day

Description: Most people use about 10% of vi's capabilities. Learn the other 90% and increase your speed and enjoyment in text editing.

Attendees must bring a laptop with Vim on it for in-class exercises.

Who should attend: No prior experience is required but 20 year veterans of vi have come out raving how much they learned.

Take back to work: Increased ability to use the Vim and vi editors.

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Student Feedback


I would recommend this tutorial to anyone who uses Unix or Linux.
Anonymized feedback, Cascadia IT Conference 2012.

It was like knowing how to use a towel for your entire life and then finding out all the amazing uses there is for it outside of being something to dry your hands with!
Anonymized feedback, Cascadia IT Conference 2012.

I'm a long-time vi user, but don't recall some of the commands I rarely use. Movement commands were well covered, and gave me a great refresher.
Anonymized feedback, Cascadia IT Conference 2012.

Aleksey is a dynamic presenter. his engaging style encouraged questions and comments. He was effective in managing time, addressing questions in the order they were asked, and answering every question.
Anonymized feedback, Cascadia IT Conference 2012.

Overall, this was my favorite session of the conference. I will be pleased to see presenters like Aleksey at any future tutorial session i attend.
Anonymized feedback, Cascadia IT Conference 2012.

I've used vi for 10 years and I'll be able to use what I learned in this tutorial to be more efficient.
Anonymized feedback, Cascadia IT Conference 2012.

The basics showed areas of "basic" vi that I had not used to their full effect. This basic class was very illuminating, and has encouraged me to take the extra time to further explore vi's capabilities.
Anonymized feedback, Cascadia IT Conference 2012.

The class was quite useful, there were functions that I had not learned on my own yet that I will be using in the future to speed through my VI work.
Addison Pan, Software Developer

It was a really good presentation, well organized and delivered at a nice pace, with lots of real-life examples and plenty of time for questions and answers at every step. I've been using vi and vim for 18 years and I came away having learned a LOT of new and very valuable things.
Richard L. Baumann, MBA, MPH, MS / Senior Manager, Data Systems and Programming.

I've long avoided vi(m) because it always seemed like too many shortcut sequences to commit to memory. ... After tonight's lecture, I have a renewed appreciation and desire to finally tackle vim.
David Oswald, Freelance Programmer

Knowing very little about Linux I found this presentation to be very useful and interesting. I think this was a great starting point. I really liked the in-depth explanations and history, this really helped me put everything into context.
Mycah Mason, Network Analyst

There were a lot of great new tricks and possibilities I learned during the session. ... I'm very inspired to further master vi.
Darren S., Linux Consultant at The Linux Foundation

Good pace in class, hands on reinforcement of vi commands during class, can grow with this for months, nice work on instruction!
Matt Massie, President/CEO at Custom-BuiltPCs.com

Really loved the class and the instructor. The pace was great and information provided was great. I think he did a great job presenting the material and I was able to learn some nice tricks. Also was nice to be able to access the material online for later use even though I was able to take good notes.
Anonymous feedback from Ohio Linux Fest 2012

Learned some commands I had not used before.
Anonymous feedback from Ohio Linux Fest 2012

This class was exactly what I hoped it would be.
Anonymous feedback from Ohio Linux Fest 2012

Good instructor.
Anonymous feedback from Ohio Linux Fest 2012

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