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Useful commands in the text editor Vim.

  • go into insert mode: i
  • leave insert mode: esc
  •  :wq / :x Write file to disk and quit the editor
  • \h see help
  • \e file
  • \i
  • searching in vim: / (n for next, N for previous)
  • search and replace of all occurences in file: :%s/foo/bar/g
  • Deleting the next 5 lines: d5d
  • Goto line 7: :7
  • Special characters: In INSERT mode Ctrl+k and then digraph [1]
  • Add something at the end of each line: %s/.*/& SUFFIX /