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Eight Megs And Constantly Swapping...

That was the reverse acronym for the (still very) popular text editor in the Unix world known as EMACS. I don’t know if there was a real acronym that resulted in EMACS, probably, but it’s not important. 1,013 more words

Super Easy install of Vim Janus

In a previous post I blog about installing Vim Janus and all steps are in there, but I made it a litte bit simpler.

To install vim janus just do the following commands. 42 more words


Vim Vs. Emacs

Throughout my coding experiences, I have learned that the IDE you use plays an important rule in your development. This year in school, we have had to switch from things like Eclipse, probably the most user friendly IDE out there, to using more console-based IDE’s like Emacs and Vim. 75 more words


access system clipboard from vim terminal in Mac OSX 10.9.5 (Mavericks)

Download MacVim.*  I assume that it will be available at your bash prompt as:


add the following to your bash start up:

alias vim='echo "using macvim in terminal mode" && mvim -v' 103 more words

YouCompleteMe Plugin for Vim

Install Vundle

Get Vundle:

git clone https://github.com/gmarik/vundle.git ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle

Install Vundle:

cd ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim

vim vundle.vim

Add Configuration to .vimrc

set nocompatible 
filetype off
set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim
call vundle#rc()
Bundle 'gmarik/Vundle.vim'
Bundle 'bling/vim-airline'
Bundle 'Valloric/YouCompleteMe'
Bundle 'scrooloose/syntastic'
filetype plugin indent on    
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empty a file of text in vi/vim

A few quick ways to empty a file of text in vi (all of these are done in command mode):




I like the last one (to remember: gg: go to top of file, d-delete;G (shift+g) go to bottom of file) 6 more words


Vim as a Design Tool

Today morning I got really interesting email which I thought I must share..

For many designers, editing and writing text comprises a large chunk of our work. 293 more words

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