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    VIM v7.3
    Is anyone familiar with "VIM version 7.3" ? Or what its function is on a MacBookPro?

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    VIM is a text editor for the command line (you can get GUIs for it as well). It's way better than Emacs (this is a comment for the *nix nerds here).
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    VIM is a text editor for the command line (you can get GUIs for it as well). It's way better than Emacs (this is a comment for the *nix nerds here).
    Now now Van.."way batter than Emacs"?? I think not..Emacs is just too loaded with features..I grant you that vi is great for a lot of work..and my main use of quick editing..
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    Oh yes, way way better. I need a text editor, not an operating system.

    All I need to have a fantastic code editor can be done in four lines of vimrc configuration:
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    set guioptions-=T
    set wrap!
    set number
    syntax on
    Emacs could never be that elegant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Now now Van.."way batter than Emacs"?? I think not..Emacs is just too loaded with features..I grant you that vi is great for a lot of work..and my main use of quick editing..

    Quick editing? sed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dysfunction View Post
    Quick editing? sed
    Mike..OK yeah..that works too for one line/word changes..but for simple code changes ( that I do all day) I end up using VI but if I'm going to writing anything for any extended period of time, I end up sitting in Emacs..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    I end up booting into in Emacs..
    Fixed that for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Fixed that for you.
    LOL,with the extensions I have running, it DOES seem like i'm booting into a OS, thus my using VI when I know I want to change one line and not write the next Epic app..
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    Haha, Emacs is for serious jobs then?

    Perhaps I should give it another try. I'm bad for sticking with things that I'm comfortable with and it wouldn't hurt to try new apps/editing paradigms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Mike..OK yeah..that works too for one line/word changes..but for simple code changes ( that I do all day) I end up using VI but if I'm going to writing anything for any extended period of time, I end up sitting in Emacs..
    I'm just teasin' . I use VI for one reason, and one reason alone. It's installed on every Unix and Unix-like box out there. Not so much for Emacs, so I've played with it a couple times.. and that's it.
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    What functions do VIM v7 allow? Basic usage?

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    Here you go. If you need a nice "in-between" (something that blends OS X shortcuts with Vim ones), look no further than MacVim.
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