:h vim

i went weeks hitting ctrl + p which search only node modules before hitting :h CtrlP where i learned how to set the custom ignore paths :~)

:h CtrlP

You can use Vim's |'wildignore'| to exclude files and directories from the
Examples: >
  " Excluding version control directories
  set wildignore+=*/.git/*,*/.hg/*,*/.svn/*        " Linux/MacOSX
  set wildignore+=*\\.git\\*,*\\.hg\\*,*\\.svn\\*  " Windows ('noshellslash')


execute a command and print results under cursor

:r! echo $PATH
complete key binding reference
Key Action  Followed by
a enter insertion mode after current character  text, ESC
b back word
c change command  cursor motion command
d delete command  cursor motion command
e end of word
f find character after cursor in current line character to find
h move left one character
i enter insertion mode before current character text, ESC
j move down one line
k move up one line
l move right one character
m mark current line and position  mark character tag (a-z)
n repeat last search
o open line below and enter insertion mode  text, ESC
p put buffer after cursor
r replace single character at cursor  replacement character expected
s substitute single character with new text text, ESC
t same as "f" but cursor moves to just before found character character to find
u undo
w move foreward one word
x delete single character
y yank command  cursor motion command
z position current line CR = top; "." = center; "-"=bottom
A enter insertion mode after end of line  text, ESC
B move back one Word
C change to end of line text, ESC
D delete to end of line
E move to end of Word
F backwards version of "f"  character to find
G goto line number prefixed, or goto end if none
H home cursor - goto first line on screen
I enter insertion mode before first non-whitespace character  text, ESC
J join current line with next line
L goto last line on screen
M goto middle line on screen
N repeat last search, but in opposite direction of original search
O open line above and enter insertion mode  text, ESC
P put buffer before cursor
Q leave visual mode (go into "ex" mode)
R replace mode - replaces through end of current line, then inserts text, ESC
S substitute entire line - deletes line, enters insertion mode  text, ESC
T backwards version of "t"  character to find
U restores line to state when cursor was moved into it
W foreward Word
X delete backwards single character
Y yank entire line
Z first half of quick save-and-exit "Z"
0 move to column zero
1-9 numeric precursor to other commands [additional numbers (0-9)] command
  (SPACE) move right one character
! shell command filter  cursor motion command, shell command
@ vi eval buffer name (a-z)
$ move to end of line
% match nearest [],(),{} on line, to its match (same line or others)
^ move to first non-whitespace character of line
& repeat last ex substitution (":s ...") not including modifiers
( move to previous sentence
) move to next sentence
| move to column zero
- move to first non-whitespace of previous line
_ similar to "^" but uses numeric prefix oddly
+ move to first non-whitespace of next line
[ move to previous "{...}" section  "["
] move to next "{...}" section  "]"
{ move to previous blank-line separated section "{"
} move to next blank-line separated section "}"
; repeat last "f", "F", "t", or "T" command
' move to marked line, first non-whitespace character tag (a-z)
` move to marked line, memorized column character tag (a-z)
: ex-submode  ex command
" access numbered buffer; load or access lettered buffer  1-9,a-z
~ reverse case of current character and move cursor forward
, reverse direction of last "f", "F", "t", or "T" command
. repeat last text-changing command
/ search forward  search string, ESC or CR
< unindent command  cursor motion command
> indent command  cursor motion command
? search backward search string, ESC or CR
^B  back (up) one screen
^D  down half screen
^E  scroll text up (cursor doesn't move unless it has to)
^F  foreward (down) one screen
^G  show status
^H  backspace
^J  line down
^L  refresh screen
^M  (CR) move to first non-whitespace of next line
^N  move down one line
^P  move up one line
^R  does nothing (variants: redraw; multiple-redo)
^T  go to the file/code you were editing before the last tag jump
^U  up half screen
^Y  scroll text down (cursor doesn't move unless it has to)
^Z  suspend program
^[  (ESC) cancel started command; otherwise UNBOUND
^\  leave visual mode (go into "ex" mode)
^]  use word at cursor to lookup function in tags file, edit that file/code
^^  switch file buffers

UNBOUND - this key is not normally bound to any vi command
word - a lower-case word ("w", "b", "e" commands) is defined by a consecutive string of letters, numbers, or underscore, or a consecutive string of characters that is not any of {letters, numbers, underscore, whitespace}
Word - an upper-case word ("W", "B", "E" commands) is a consecutive sequence of non-whitespace.
cursor motion command - any command which positions the cursor is ok here, including the use of numeric prefixes. In addition, a repeat of the edit command usually means to apply to the entire current line. For example, "<<" means shift current line left; "cc" means replace entire current line; and "dd" means delete entire current line.

vim frozen?

  1. review autocmds like autocmd BufWritePre * %s/\s+$//e`
  2. ctrl+c

jump to last known cursor position / rename file


augroup vimrcEx

  autocmd FileType text setlocal textwidth=78

  autocmd BufReadPost *
    \ if line("'\"") > 0 && line("'\"") <= line("$") |
    \   exe "normal g`\"" |
    \ endif
augroup END

function! RenameFile()
    let old_name = expand('%')
    let new_name = input('New file name: ', expand('%'), 'file')
    if new_name != '' && new_name != old_name
        exec ':saveas ' . new_name
        exec ':silent !rm ' . old_name

map <leader>n :call RenameFile()<cr>

encrypt a file w/ a key


enter a key


open the file, re-enter the key

search word beneath cursor in current dir

... and navigate 2 the first result... (in a new buffer!)

nnoremap <F5> :grep <C-R><C-W> *<CR>


plugin overload?

vim --noplugin

<3 the current setup?

:mk copy-of-current-settings.vim


if &cp | set nocp | endif
let s:cpo_save=&cpo
set cpo&vim
imap <Nul> <C-Space>
inoremap <expr> <Up> pumvisible() ? "\" : "\<Up>"
inoremap <expr> <Down> pumvisible() ? "\" : "\<Down>"
inoremap <expr> <S-Tab> pumvisible() ? "\" : "\<S-Tab>"
inoremap <silent> <Plug>NERDCommenterInsert  <BS>:call NERDComment('i', "insert")
inoremap <silent> <expr> <Plug>delimitMateS-BS delimitMate#WithinEmptyPair() ? "\<Del>" : "\<S-BS>"
inoremap <silent> <Plug>delimitMateBS =delimitMate#BS()
inoremap <silent> <C-Tab> =UltiSnips#ListSnippets()
" etc

what CTRL-x does?

:h ctrl-x

delete rest of line

instead of d $ use C

ctrl+p = best file explorer

don't use nnn, vifm, ranger, lynx etc.

marks & jumps

ms = set a mark @ spot under cursor s = go back 2 ms

(quicker: use c-i + c-o)

CTRL-O      Go to [count] Older cursor position in jump list

<Tab>   or          *CTRL-I* *<Tab>*

CTRL-I      Go to [count] newer cursor position in jump list

set guifont=*

brings up font requester!

ale > syntastic

by mucho ~ `:ALEInfo` on a rando blogpost in markdown returns:

 Current Filetype: markdown

Available Linters: \['alex', 'markdownlint', 'mdl', 'proselint', 'redpen', 'remark-lint', 'textlint', 'vale', 'write-good']

Enabled Linters: \['alex', 'markdownlint', 'mdl', 'proselint', 'redpen', 'remark-lint', 'textlint', 'vale', 'write-good']

Suggested Fixers:

'prettier' - Apply prettier to a file.

Linter Variables:
let g:ale_markdown_mdl_executable = 'mdl'
let g:ale_markdown_mdl_options = ''

Global Variables:
let g:ale_completion_delay = v:null
let g:ale_fix_on_save = 0

:spell + zg + z=

// .vimrc

map <F5> :setlocal spell! spelllang=en_us<CR>

z= find suggestions

zg add word to list

div>ul>li*3 + ctrl y,

  <li><a href="#">
  <li><a href="#">
  <li><a href="#">



wrap everything cutely, magically


guess what this does

guess how many hours of my life i've wasted

opening a terminal to use `ack` bc i'd opened vim in not-the-directory

L + ctrl + tab (vim-snippets)

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ctrl p

ctrl-p(lease) use it


use both vim & vscod / or, use vim inside vscode on new projects where auto-autocompletion is ideal

plugins: VSCode

for configuration (ease of it), organization, really just everything like this JSON to TS interface plugin:

and the manager for this is built in (cannot bring myself to type shipped) with VS whereas Vim offers Plug, Pathogen, &c. which are all simple, but not easy, and not uniform, and not quick to grok like pressing a button

earlier when thinking about how, like, why wouldn't I do everything in typescript, since the reference files provide, like, supreme documentation and auto-completion features, i then remembered the fact that vscode ~ships~ (ugh) with all of the *.d.ts files yr heart could dream of and makes use of them even if yr files don't end in that (great intials, might i add) .TS :~)

they're all stored här:

  /Visual Studio Code.app

which provides this type'a stuff out of the box (aka no Plug 'anotherJSLib/thatPromsisesTooMuch.vim')

also noteworthy is that nnn was configured to open that file in VSCode and it did so faster than vim

which begs the question ytf aren't I typing this in VSCode?!

(bulky interface, unminimalist, fonts display weirdly)