Monday, November 21, 2022
The Vim editor (and its predecessor, vi) is a command line editor for Linux systems. It has a long standing reputation as being the most powerful text editor on Linux. After mastering it, many users will even claim that it is far speedier and more convenient to use than a typical GUI editor packed with lots of features in its menus.
Vim has a staggering number of features and functions, but they are all hidden behind keyboard shortcuts and commands. There are no menus or hints in Vim, as users are expected to have enough of a grasp to navigate around on their own. And this is where Vim’s learning curve turns off most new users from bothering with it. Many novices would rather stick with something simple, like nano, than deal with all Vim’s depth.