Vim Masterclass

Mastering the vi and Vim Editors on the Linux, Unix, Mac, and Windows Operating Systems
Vim Masterclass
File Size :
2.86 GB
Total length :
7h 38m



Jason Cannon


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Vim Masterclass

What you’ll learn

Edit plain text files quickly and efficiently using the Vim text editor.

Vim Masterclass


You will need access to a computer which the Vim text editor installed on it.


Did you know that the most productive command line experts exploit the powerful features of the Vim text editor?
The problem is that if you want to get really good with Vim it can take you an extremely long time if you’re trying to learn it on your own.
That’s why the Vim Masterclass was created.
This course gives you the absolute shortest path to learning the basics. It also provides you the fastest way to learn the most advanced features, too.
By the time you finish the Vim Masterclass you’ll know how to:
Work with multiple files, including how to move data back and forth between different files, copying & pasting from one file to another, and quickly jumping to another file.  You’ll also learn how to view multiple files at the same time using Vim’s windowing system.Use the must-know keyboard shortcuts and how to remember them easily.  You’ll actually learn how to “think in Vim” so you don’t even have to memorize each and every command, saving you countless hours of work.Find and replace entire blocks of information within a file.  That includes how to refactor your code by renaming all variables in a file or set of files, reliably.  Of course, you’ll learn simple find and replace techniques to replace a word in an entire file and much more.Cut, copy and paste.  You’ll find out how to make the most of Vim’s built-in clipboard system, use Vim’s clipboard history, and how to access your system’s clipboard from within Vim.Visually select blocks of text and perform edits on those blocks like moving the block, deleting the block, indenting/shifting the block, and more.  You’ll understand Vim’s text objects so you can quickly select single or multiple words, lines, paragraphs, HTML/XML tags, code blocks, and more.How to make vertical edits and use Vim’s Visual Block Mode.  (Some call this column editing mode or rectangle mode…)Enable syntax highlighting for source code, configuration files, or any type of file you edit often.  That includes how to customize the color scheme and color code text in Vim.Employ simple to advanced navigation techniques so you can go exactly to where you need in a file very fast.Practical application tips such as how to edit source code, scripts, HTML, and more.  You’ll find lots of opportunities for practice in this course.Make the most of the built-in help system to quickly find what you need, all without leaving Vim.Use MacVim and gVim on Linux and Windows.  This includes learning the advantages and disadvantages of both the textual interface and the graphical interfaces to Vim.Create, save, and replay macros to normalize data and quickly repeat complicated edits.  You’ll learn how to append or prepend text to every line in a text file, how to format one line of text and apply that formatting to a specified area in the file and more.  In short, you’ll learn how to automate everything in Vim.Create custom shortcuts and personalized key mappings.  If you want to create a shortcut for something you do often, you’ll find out how to make your life a whole lot easier.Indent and shift blocks of text.  You’ll also learn how to enable auto indentation so you can quickly clean up and prettify your source code.And more…
When you start the course, you’ll be able to use vim almost immediately.  I want to make sure you get up and running as quickly as possible.  That’s why at the beginning of the course you’ll learn how to start vim, how to make simple edits, and how to save your changes.
After that, we’ll build on your knowledge and even get into some really advanced techniques such as editing multiple files at once, creating macros, making global substitutions in many files at the same time, ways to format and normalize data, how to “think in vim”, and much more.
Having taught thousands of students over the years, I know people learn best by doing. That’s why I’ve packed this course with tons of practice exercises.  For each exercise you, get detailed, step-by-step instructions.  I encourage you to try the labs on your own first.  Then I walk through the exercise while you look over my shoulder.
Not only will you learn the concepts, you’ll watch me demonstrate how to put those concepts to good use, and you’ll practice those new skills immediately so that you really understand and retain what you’re learning.
This course is ideal for anyone who works on the command line often.  Whether you’re a system administrator, a developer, a database administrator, or anyone else who has to edit files in a command line environment, this course is for you.
Even though this course does cover the graphical version of vim, it is NOT for people who are looking for “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) word processing help.
No, this course is for people who want to get really efficient at editing plain text files, such as server configuration files, shell scripts, source code, and any other type of textual data.
So, if you’re tired of being scared of vim, or just aren’t making the progress you’d hope to by just dabbling in vim, it’s time to take your vim skills to the next level by enrolling in this course.
Enroll Now!


Section 1: Course Introduction

Lecture 1 Course Overview

Lecture 2 Course Download

Lecture 3 What Vim Is and Why You Should Learn It

Section 2: Vim Quickstart

Lecture 4 Modes

Lecture 5 Vim Quickstart

Lecture 6 Exercise 01 Creating and Editing a New File with Vim

Lecture 7 Exercise 01 Creating and Editing a New File with Vim – Walkthrough

Section 3: Vim Essentials

Lecture 8 Essential Navigation Commands

Lecture 9 Exercise 02 Essential Navigation Commands

Lecture 10 Exercise 02 Essential Navigation Commands – Walkthrough

Lecture 11 Deleting Text and “Thinking in Vim”

Lecture 12 Exercise 03 – Deleting Text

Lecture 13 Exercise 03 – Deleting Text – Walkthrough

Section 4: The Vim Help System

Lecture 14 Getting Help

Lecture 15 Exercise 04 – Getting Help

Lecture 16 Exercise 04 – Getting Help – Walkthrough

Section 5: Deleting, Yanking, and Putting

Lecture 17 Cut, Copy and Paste – Part I

Lecture 18 Cut, Copy and Paste – Part 2 – Registers

Lecture 19 Exercise 05 – Cut, Copy and Paste

Lecture 20 Exercises 05 – Cut, Copy and Paste – Walkthrough

Section 6: Transforming and Substituting Text

Lecture 21 Inserting, Changing, Replacing, and Joining

Lecture 22 Search, Find, and Replace – Part One

Lecture 23 Search, Find, and Replace – Part Two

Lecture 24 Exercise 06 – Inserting, Changing, Replacing, and Joining

Lecture 25 Exercise 06 – Inserting, Changing, Replacing, and Joining – Walkthrough

Lecture 26 Exercise 07 – Search, Find, and Replace

Lecture 27 Exercise 07 – Search, Find, and Replace – Walkthrough

Section 7: Text Objects and Macros

Lecture 28 Text Objects

Lecture 29 Exercise 08 – Text Objects

Lecture 30 Exercise 08 – Text Objects – Walkthrough

Lecture 31 Macros

Lecture 32 Exercise 09 – Macros

Lecture 33 Exercise 09 – Macros – Walkthrough

Section 8: Visual Mode

Lecture 34 Visual Mode – Part 1

Lecture 35 Visual Mode – Part 2

Lecture 36 Exercise 10 – Visual Mode

Lecture 37 Exercise 10 – Visual Mode – Walkthrough

Section 9: Vim Settings, Preferences, and Customizations

Lecture 38 Vim Settings and the Vimrc File – Part 1

Lecture 39 Vim Settings and the Vimrc File – Part 2

Lecture 40 Exercise 11 – Vim Settings and the Vimrc File

Lecture 41 Exercise 11 – Vim Settings and the Vimrc File – Walkthrough

Section 10: Vim Buffers and Windows

Lecture 42 Editing Multiple Files and Vim Buffers

Lecture 43 Exercise 12 – Vim Buffers

Lecture 44 Exercise 12 – Vim Buffers – Walkthrough

Lecture 45 Working with Multiple Windows

Section 11: Vim Plugins

Lecture 46 Managing Vim Plugins

Section 12: Vim Graphical User Interfaces: Gvim and MacVim

Lecture 47 Vim Graphical User Interfaces: Gvim and MacVim

Section 13: Live Q&A Calls

Lecture 48 Live Q&A Call #1

Lecture 49 Live Q&A Call #2

Section 14: Bonus Section

Lecture 50 Bonus Lecture

Anyone who needs to edit text files in a command line environment.

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 7h 38m | 2.86 GB
Created by: Jason Cannon

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