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This blog post recently helped persuade me to switch to Vim (from TextMate). The two things that most helped me learn Vim, beyond the very basics, were Drew Neil's excellent Vimcasts [0] and Steve's own Learn Vimscript the Hard Way [1] (a work in progress). Learn the basic movement commands and text objects, then spend ten minutes every day watching a Vimcast or doing a chapter of LVHW and you'll quickly be past the steep part of the learning curve.

0. http://vimcasts.org/episodes/archive

1. http://learnvimscriptthehardway.stevelosh.com/




In addition to the vimcasts, I also found Derek Wyatt's video series very helpful (as well as entertaining).

http://ontwik.com/tools/vim-from-novice-to-professional-by-d...


Excellent. I've been a long time user of Vim and never saw this until the blog post.




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