Mastering Vim, Part 1 of 4: Introduction to Vim

Mastering Vim, Part 1 of 4: Introduction to Vim

LearnNow Online
Updated Jul 20, 2020

Course description

The course focuses on the basics of Vim text editor in the start and then takes a step forward to cover the more advanced topics. This course covers, What Vim is, how to create and edit a file, essential navigation as well as deleting text.

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Meet the expert

Jason Cannon

Jason Cannon is the author of Linux Administration, the founder of the Linux Training Academy, and an instructor to thousands of satisfied students. He has worked for many technology companies who take information security seriously as well as security firms such as Mandiant and FireEye.

Video Runtime

64 Minutes

Time to complete

116 Minutes

Course Outline

Intro to Vim

What is Vim (13:06)

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • What is this Course (01:25)
  • What Vim Is and Why You Should Learn It (08:33)
  • Modes (02:46)
  • Summary (00:08)

Create and edit file (08:52)

  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Vim Quickstart (04:32)
  • Demo: Creating and Editing a New File with Vim (04:04)
  • Summary (00:08)

Essential Navigation (22:35)

  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Essential Navigation Commands (16:39)
  • Demo: Essential Navigation Commands (05:39)
  • Summary (00:08)

Deleting Text (20:03)

  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Deleting Text and Thinking in Vim (12:49)
  • Deleting Text (06:58)
  • Summary (00:08)