Sunday, November 11, 2012

"Life-changing" VIM plugin: "Screen"

Eric Van Dewoestine's Screen plugin for VIM is terrific. Not only is the plugin "life-changing," but it's also an exceptionally easy to install, and should serve as an example for other VIM plugin developers.

If you use VIM and enjoy the command line, make sure you check it out. I think this plugin is much better and far more intuitive than 'conque shell.'

Special hint: try pressing control-A control-A when the embedded shell is displayed.

If you don't use VIM, here's why you might want to try it:
  • You are a touch typist
  • You want to move around extremely rapidly in files without taking your fingers off of the keyboard
  • You want to do incredibly powerful bulk edits

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