vim question...

Gary Kline kline at
Mon Jun 15 21:22:57 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 01:14:44PM -0800, Mel Flynn wrote:
> On Monday 15 June 2009 12:45:54 Gary Kline wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 07:12:01PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > > In vim, with "set compatible" enabled", typing 'u' repeatedly toggles
> > > between the last two states of the buffer.  In "compatible" mode I am
> > > not sure of how to undo multiple changes.  In "set nocompatible" mode,
> > > typing 'u' repeatedly undoes multiple changes, and typing '^R' multiple
> > > times redoes them.
> >
> > 	I've saved this to my vimHelp file.
> Really, when using new software it's not a bad thing to get familiar with it. 
> This is covered in lesson 2.7 from the vim tutorial, accessible by typing 
> vimtutor in a terminal near you.
> Running vim in compatible mode, you might as well run vi as it has roughly the 
> same quirks. You won't get the "Improved" part, when you don't investigate 
> what the software is capable of. The vimtutor is excellent for this and you 
> may still decide that your fingers are too old to get used to the improved 
> stuff, like I'm incapable of learning emacs.

	i first used vim in the mid 90's -- guessing, but your point is 
	well taken.


	PS: if gvim ever evolves into a word-processor, life will be 
	    *perfect* ;-)

> -- 
> Mel

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