New Category alert! I’ve just started a new category related solely to my favorite IDE — Vim. I hope you get something out of these posts, and I’d love to get new tips and tricks from my army of readers out there…. 🙂
I use ‘w’ all the time. If you don’t use ‘w’ start using it now. It moves you from the first char of each word across a line. It’s great. Jump to the line you need to edit, maybe because you got a compile error on line xx. Then hit ‘w’ moving across the line one word at a time to the error you need to fix and make your change.
I also use one of ‘w’s close cousins ‘b’ a lot. ‘b’ moves you right to left across a line to the first char of each word just like ‘w’, but the opposite direction. If you can start using ‘w’ I’m sure you’ll want to use ‘b’.
What I need to figure out is how to move to the last char of a word(s). I’ve used the keystroke before. I just don’t use it as much as ‘w’ and ‘b’. When I figure it out, I’ll update this post.
The main reason for this post and the new category is to help me remember the new Vim tips and tricks I hear about. I figure the amount of time I spend commenting on these new features, trying to describe them to the world, should make my brain realize I want to remember them. Lets hope the ploy works. If not, you’ll get the Vim tips and tricks free of charge.
The keystroke/movement command I was looking for was ‘e’. Something else I learned was that for some reason you can use both lower-case or upper-case chars(‘w’, ‘W’, ‘b’, ‘B’, ‘e’, ‘E’) when using the three movement commands I mentioned in this post. I don’t understand the logic in ‘e’ being the same as ‘E’, but you can do it.