VIM Cheat Sheet: The editor you’ll fall in love with

Well… I have migrated to Linux. I was a Windows user for more than a decade and now a 4 month old Linux user. I learned a lot about Linux and its components in these 4 months.

One of the tools I really liked is the VIM editor. I know most of you are probably familiar with VIM but it was a surprise for me as a new Linux user. In the early days of moving to Linux, I installed Sublime Text editor. There’s no doubt that Sublime is one of the most powerful editors out there but when I got comfortable with VIM, decided to remove Sublime from my machine.

As you may know, VIM is based on shortcut keys. If you get comfortable with them, your text-editing speed will be boosted unbelievably. After spending a lot of time exploring VIM, I came across the idea of creating a cheat-sheet so I can easily memorize its shortcut keys. Although there is a very amazing website for this; but, what I wanted was a document that could be printed on a standard A4 paper so I can place it somewhere in front of my eyes. Something like this:vim_cheat_sheetI have created a PDF document that contains the most important (in my opinion) VIM shortcut keys and have printed it for myself. I thought that would be useful to share it with you as well. You can download it from here: VIM Cheat Sheet

Note: The PDF I have created does not contain all VIM shortcuts. I have picked some of the most important ones due to the limitation of an A4 paper. If you’re looking forward to a full list check out:

If you think there are other important shortcut I should have mentioned in the document, please let me know. I will post more about VIM editor in the future because it is one of the most exciting editors of all time 🙂

Update: Marco Hinz has done a great job creating a GitHub project that gives you Everything you need to know about VIM which covers almost everything about VIM. Check it out.