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 vi and vim

Linux Productivity Magazine has a series of articles on vi.

"But anyone who has been around the block a few times knows there's a tradeoff between beginner's intuitiveness and master's productivity. VI has been optimized entirely for the touch typist. l, h, j and k are easily touch typing home position accessible. Cursor (arrow) keys are not. In the time you can move your hand from the keyboard to the mouse, a VI master can cut the current paragraph and move it above the preceding paragraph. (Keystrokes {d}{P). VI is built exclusively for speed. Well, almost exclusively."

 (Submitted by Noel Thu Dec 12, 2002 )


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