Vim is an awesome editor that is every developer’s best friend once you master it. I, for one, can count how many hours it has saved me over the years, I’ve been using it for virtually everything.
Even though, out-of-the-box Vim will do get the job done, there are a few things
you can do to make your life easier while navigating your editor. Vim reads its
custom configuration from a file called
.vimrc usually located at the home
folder of the current user (E.g.:
The vimrc file overrides default configs in Vim and makes it persistent for every running instance of vim.
Mine is largely based on the wonderful @Thoughtbot’s dotfiles
This config file goes hand-in-hand with Tmux, which I couldn’t recommend more, it’s one of those tools I can’t live without anymore.
Here’s my vimrc file:
Thanks for reading! Get in touch if you have any questions on how to set this up.