Raspberry Pi of Death Blog

By N. Leveck

On vim


I have spent the free time of many days this week digging into using vim at a higher level. I first started using vim in 1998, yet, like a lot of people never sought any nonbasic usage. Piping an open buffer to an external command, for example (:%!) is quite new to me. I see now that I can very much replace my entire phlog workflow with such commands. I will be developing a vim script that has shortcuts to accomplish the steps.

I also plan on switching from using scp to using git directly. This whole time I have git pushed manually, sporadically, as a backup. While plopping my phosts out with scp. Messy. This phost is the first one I am composing and formatting in one fell swoop without leaving vim, writing in groff and typesetting without :wq. I realize this is old hat to a lot of you, but I am pretty giddy. The power of this deceptively simple software is completely unknown to the majority of humans...

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