You Should Be Using Vim
Have you used vi in the past and wondered why anyone in their right mind would do that to themselves? Are you a vi user who wonders what the fuss is about Vim? Either way, this class is for you. We will go over Vim basics like modes, motions, operators, and commands, but that is just the start. We will work our way up to more advanced topics like ranges, regular expressions, registers, macros, text objects, and more. Then we'll get into the real power of Vim by combining it all and introducing novel ways of getting things done. This class will have you marveling at your newfound productivity while you perform astounding feats that poor souls using lesser editors can only imagine. Bio:Steven Pritchard has been a vi fan for nearly all of his two decades of Linux and Unix experience. A dedicated Open Source advocate, he founded the Southern Illinois Linux Users Group in 1994 and has been a volunteer developer with Red Hat’s Fedora Project since it began in 2003. He is also an author of the award winning LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, 2nd Ed (O'Reilly & Associates). After being introduced to the power of Vim, he co-founded Vim Geeks (vimgeeks.org - @vimgeeks), a Vim users group in St. Louis, Missouri.