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Adding Vi To Your Zsh (dougblack.io)
19 points by dougblack 696 days ago | 8 comments



Thanks for "export KEYTIMEOUT=1"!

I use https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh which has a nice vi-mode plugin, built in indicators like you mentioned too

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A terrific fork of oh-my-zsh is Prezto.

https://github.com/sorin-ionescu/prezto

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even for guys who's not considering to use oh-my-zsh it worth to check internals of https://github.com/robbyrussell/oh-my-zsh/blob/master/plugin...

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KEYTIMEOUT is in hundredths of seconds. So this sets it to 0.01 seconds, not 0.1 as the article claims.

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For highlighting that you're not in vi insert mode, try using an emoji (e.g. high voltage sign: Unicode: U+26A1, UTF-8: E2 9A A1) instead of [NORMAL]. It works in iTerm2 on Mac OS 10.8. Can't vouch for other OS/terminal combinations.

RPS1="${${KEYMAP/vicmd/⚡}/(main|viins)/}"

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I also use this binding:

bindkey "^B" history-beginning-search-backward

You can type the start of a command and then hit Ctrl-B to search for similar commands in your history that had the same prefix.

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You should check out https://github.com/zsh-users/zsh-history-substring-search

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For those of us still using bash, "set -o vi" is analagous. I would be interested in hearing about customizing it in ways like this article.

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