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VIM USER MANUAL - by Bram Moolenaar
About the manuals
This chapter introduces the manuals available with Vim. Read this to know the conditions under which the commands are explained.
01.1 Two manuals 01.2 Vim installed 01.3 Using the Vim tutor 01.4 Copyright
Next chapter: usr_02.txt The first steps in Vim Table of contents: usr_toc.txt
The Vim documentation consists of two parts:
1. The User manual Task oriented explanations, from simple to complex. Reads from start to end like a book.
2. The Reference manual Precise description of how everything in Vim works.
The notation used in these manuals is explained here: notation
The text contains hyperlinks between the two parts, allowing you to quickly jump between the description of an editing task and a precise explanation of the commands and options used for it. Use these two commands:
Press CTRL-] to jump to a subject under the cursor. Press CTRL-O to jump back (repeat to go further back).
Many links are in vertical bars, like this: bars. The bars themselves may be hidden or invisible; see below. An option name, like 'number', a command in double quotes like ":write" and any other word can also be used as a link. Try it out: Move the cursor to CTRL-] and press CTRL-] on it.
Other subjects can be found with the ":help" command; see help.txt.
The bars and stars are usually hidden with the conceal feature. They also use hl-Ignore, using the same color for the text as the background. You can make them visible with:
:set conceallevel=0
:hi link HelpBar Normal
:hi link HelpStar Normal

==============================================================================01.2 Vim installed setup-vimrc_example

To create an empty vimrc:
:call mkdir(stdpath('config'),'p')
:exe 'edit' stdpath('config').'/init.vim'
:write
For more info see vimrc.
Instead of reading the text (boring!) you can use :Tutor to learn your first Vim commands. This is a 30-minute tutorial that teaches the most basic Vim functionality hands-on.
To start the tutorial, execute
:Tutor
from within nvim. The tutorial will lead you from that point. Have fun!
The Vim user manual and reference manual are Copyright (c) 1988 by Bram Moolenaar. This material may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, v1.0 or later. The latest version is presently available at: https://opencontent.org/openpub/
People who contribute to the manuals must agree with the above copyright notice. frombook Parts of the user manual come from the book "Vi IMproved - Vim" by Steve Oualline (published by New Riders Publishing, ISBN: 0735710015). The Open Publication License applies to this book. Only selected parts are included and these have been modified (e.g., by removing the pictures, updating the text for Vim 6.0 and later, fixing mistakes). The omission of the frombook tag does not mean that the text does not come from the book.
Many thanks to Steve Oualline and New Riders for creating this book and publishing it under the OPL! It has been a great help while writing the user manual. Not only by providing literal text, but also by setting the tone and style.
If you make money through selling the manuals, you are strongly encouraged to donate part of the profit to help AIDS victims in Uganda. See iccf.
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