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Wednesday, August 24 • 2:15pm - 3:05pm
A Journeyman's Tour of Vim - Giles Orr, Toronto Public Library

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A "journeyman" is the step between apprentice and master, a place many of us find ourselves with the complex but very powerful Vim editor. This tutorial will introduce you to features of the editor you didn't know existed and that can greatly improve your day-to-day use of the best open source editor out there. Topics covered will include a short history (it helps to understand why it is the way it is), syntax highlighting and colour schemes, managing your ~/.vimrc, managing buffers and tabs, sessions, Plugins and how to deal with them, and VimScript and how to reprogram your editor.


Giles Orr

Dev/Ops Analyst, Toronto Public Library
Giles Orr is a former Mechanical Engineer and current Dev/Ops Analyst and Librarian who works on Toronto Public Library's web sites and cloud infrastructure. A full-time Linux user since 1996 and Vim user since ~2000, Giles has been occasionally presenting at Linux user groups since... Read More →

Wednesday August 24, 2016 2:15pm - 3:05pm EDT