From Coder Merlin
Within these castle walls be forged Mavens of Computer Science ...
— Merlin, The Coder

What is Vim?[edit]

Vim is a text user interface (text editor) that is built with C. Bram Moolenaar created it on November 2, 1991. Sadly, he passed away on August 3, 2023 (See the announcement). Vim can be used in almost any operating system. It's also very versatile.

Why use Vim?[edit]

  • It is easy to use
  • It is versatile
  • It can be used with any programming language

How to use Vim[edit]

Basic commands[edit]

Creating or opening a file[edit]

Creating a new file and opening a new file are done with the same command.

professor-ben@codermerlin:~$  vim hello.txt

This command opens the Vim text editor in the terminal. If a file is already there, it opens that file. If no file is there, it creates a new file.