This is a place where users of the vim editor can add their favorite commands, macros and other
assorted tips to a common database. While the vim distribution comes with a rich set of documentation
it is often hard to find a place to start when trying to incrementally learn how to use the editor.
When I realized how much I was learning from the vim list alone I thought it would be great to have
a place that the community could maintain a list of their favorite vim gems. The overall goal is to have a place you can visit when you are in a vim learning mood or when you "discover" something particularly powerful and want to share it with other vim users.
"...Can you imagine how many keystrokes could have been saved, if I only
had known the "*" command in time?"
- Juergen Salk, 1/19/2001
Tips copied to wiki
Editing tips on the vim.org website was disabled because of an overload of
As a solution, and offering much more functionality, all the tips were
copied to the Tips wiki.