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   The Vim text editor page

Vim, a clone of Vi - to be more precise, Vim is a superset of Vi - is an extremely reliable and powerful text editor which is available for various platforms. The novice will find Vim complicated and confusing. She/he therefore should take the time and learn the basic 20 Vi commands. For the beginner, it may be helpful to use the graphical version of Vim (gvim) in easy mode to make it behave as a normal "click and paste" text editor. An alternative is the Cream package which changes Vim's default behaviour. In the long run, and for those who frequently use a text editor it will be rewarding to use Vim normally.

This web page provides links to other pages on Vim and links to books and tutorials on Vim.

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