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*usr_toc.txt* For Vim version 7.1. Last change: 2006 Apr 24

VIM USER MANUAL - by Bram Moolenaar

Table Of Contents *user-manual*

==============================================================================
Overview ~

Getting Started
|usr_01.txt| About the manuals
|usr_02.txt| The first steps in Vim
|usr_03.txt| Moving around
|usr_04.txt| Making small changes
|usr_05.txt| Set your settings
|usr_06.txt| Using syntax highlighting
|usr_07.txt| Editing more than one file
|usr_08.txt| Splitting windows
|usr_09.txt| Using the GUI
|usr_10.txt| Making big changes
|usr_11.txt| Recovering from a crash
|usr_12.txt| Clever tricks

Editing Effectively
|usr_20.txt| Typing command-line commands quickly
|usr_21.txt| Go away and come back
|usr_22.txt| Finding the file to edit
|usr_23.txt| Editing other files
|usr_24.txt| Inserting quickly
|usr_25.txt| Editing formatted text
|usr_26.txt| Repeating
|usr_27.txt| Search commands and patterns
|usr_28.txt| Folding
|usr_29.txt| Moving through programs
|usr_30.txt| Editing programs
|usr_31.txt| Exploiting the GUI
|usr_32.txt| The undo tree

Tuning Vim
|usr_40.txt| Make new commands
|usr_41.txt| Write a Vim script
|usr_42.txt| Add new menus
|usr_43.txt| Using filetypes
|usr_44.txt| Your own syntax highlighted
|usr_45.txt| Select your language

Making Vim Run
|usr_90.txt| Installing Vim


Reference manual
|reference_toc| More detailed information for all commands

The user manual is available as a single, ready to print HTML and PDF file
here:
http://vimdoc.sf.net

==============================================================================
Getting Started ~

Read this from start to end to learn the essential commands.

|usr_01.txt| About the manuals
|01.1| Two manuals
|01.2| Vim installed
|01.3| Using the Vim tutor
|01.4| Copyright

|usr_02.txt| The first steps in Vim
|02.1| Running Vim for the First Time
|02.2| Inserting text
|02.3| Moving around
|02.4| Deleting characters
|02.5| Undo and Redo
|02.6| Other editing commands
|02.7| Getting out
|02.8| Finding help

|usr_03.txt| Moving around
|03.1| Word movement
|03.2| Moving to the start or end of a line
|03.3| Moving to a character
|03.4| Matching a paren
|03.5| Moving to a specific line
|03.6| Telling where you are
|03.7| Scrolling around
|03.8| Simple searches
|03.9| Simple search patterns
|03.10| Using marks

|usr_04.txt| Making small changes
|04.1| Operators and motions
|04.2| Changing text
|04.3| Repeating a change
|04.4| Visual mode
|04.5| Moving text
|04.6| Copying text
|04.7| Using the clipboard
|04.8| Text objects
|04.9| Replace mode
|04.10| Conclusion

|usr_05.txt| Set your settings
|05.1| The vimrc file
|05.2| The example vimrc file explained
|05.3| Simple mappings
|05.4| Adding a plugin
|05.5| Adding a help file
|05.6| The option window
|05.7| Often used options

|usr_06.txt| Using syntax highlighting
|06.1| Switching it on
|06.2| No or wrong colors?
|06.3| Different colors
|06.4| With colors or without colors
|06.5| Printing with colors
|06.6| Further reading

|usr_07.txt| Editing more than one file
|07.1| Edit another file
|07.2| A list of files
|07.3| Jumping from file to file
|07.4| Backup files
|07.5| Copy text between files
|07.6| Viewing a file
|07.7| Changing the file name

|usr_08.txt| Splitting windows
|08.1| Split a window
|08.2| Split a window on another file
|08.3| Window size
|08.4| Vertical splits
|08.5| Moving windows
|08.6| Commands for all windows
|08.7| Viewing differences with vimdiff
|08.8| Various

|usr_09.txt| Using the GUI
|09.1| Parts of the GUI
|09.2| Using the mouse
|09.3| The clipboard
|09.4| Select mode

|usr_10.txt| Making big changes
|10.1| Record and playback commands
|10.2| Substitution
|10.3| Command ranges
|10.4| The global command
|10.5| Visual block mode
|10.6| Reading and writing part of a file
|10.7| Formatting text
|10.8| Changing case
|10.9| Using an external program

|usr_11.txt| Recovering from a crash
|11.1| Basic recovery
|11.2| Where is the swap file?
|11.3| Crashed or not?
|11.4| Further reading

|usr_12.txt| Clever tricks
|12.1| Replace a word
|12.2| Change "Last, First" to "First Last"
|12.3| Sort a list
|12.4| Reverse line order
|12.5| Count words
|12.6| Find a man page
|12.7| Trim blanks
|12.8| Find where a word is used

==============================================================================
Editing Effectively ~

Subjects that can be read independently.

|usr_20.txt| Typing command-line commands quickly
|20.1| Command line editing
|20.2| Command line abbreviations
|20.3| Command line completion
|20.4| Command line history
|20.5| Command line window

|usr_21.txt| Go away and come back
|21.1| Suspend and resume
|21.2| Executing shell commands
|21.3| Remembering information; viminfo
|21.4| Sessions
|21.5| Views
|21.6| Modelines

|usr_22.txt| Finding the file to edit
|22.1| The file explorer
|22.2| The current directory
|22.3| Finding a file
|22.4| The buffer list

|usr_23.txt| Editing other files
|23.1| DOS, Mac and Unix files
|23.2| Files on the internet
|23.3| Encryption
|23.4| Binary files
|23.5| Compressed files

|usr_24.txt| Inserting quickly
|24.1| Making corrections
|24.2| Showing matches
|24.3| Completion
|24.4| Repeating an insert
|24.5| Copying from another line
|24.6| Inserting a register
|24.7| Abbreviations
|24.8| Entering special characters
|24.9| Digraphs
|24.10| Normal mode commands

|usr_25.txt| Editing formatted text
|25.1| Breaking lines
|25.2| Aligning text
|25.3| Indents and tabs
|25.4| Dealing with long lines
|25.5| Editing tables

|usr_26.txt| Repeating
|26.1| Repeating with Visual mode
|26.2| Add and subtract
|26.3| Making a change in many files
|26.4| Using Vim from a shell script

|usr_27.txt| Search commands and patterns
|27.1| Ignoring case
|27.2| Wrapping around the file end
|27.3| Offsets
|27.4| Matching multiple times
|27.5| Alternatives
|27.6| Character ranges
|27.7| Character classes
|27.8| Matching a line break
|27.9| Examples

|usr_28.txt| Folding
|28.1| What is folding?
|28.2| Manual folding
|28.3| Working with folds
|28.4| Saving and restoring folds
|28.5| Folding by indent
|28.6| Folding with markers
|28.7| Folding by syntax
|28.8| Folding by expression
|28.9| Folding unchanged lines
|28.10| Which fold method to use?

|usr_29.txt| Moving through programs
|29.1| Using tags
|29.2| The preview window
|29.3| Moving through a program
|29.4| Finding global identifiers
|29.5| Finding local identifiers

|usr_30.txt| Editing programs
|30.1| Compiling
|30.2| Indenting C files
|30.3| Automatic indenting
|30.4| Other indenting
|30.5| Tabs and spaces
|30.6| Formatting comments

|usr_31.txt| Exploiting the GUI
|31.1| The file browser
|31.2| Confirmation
|31.3| Menu shortcuts
|31.4| Vim window position and size
|31.5| Various

|usr_32.txt| The undo tree
|32.1| Numbering changes
|32.2| Jumping around the tree
|32.3| Time travelling

==============================================================================
Tuning Vim ~

Make Vim work as you like it.

|usr_40.txt| Make new commands
|40.1| Key mapping
|40.2| Defining command-line commands
|40.3| Autocommands

|usr_41.txt| Write a Vim script
|41.1| Introduction
|41.2| Variables
|41.3| Expressions
|41.4| Conditionals
|41.5| Executing an expression
|41.6| Using functions
|41.7| Defining a function
|41.8| Lists and Dictionaries
|41.9| Exceptions
|41.10| Various remarks
|41.11| Writing a plugin
|41.12| Writing a filetype plugin
|41.13| Writing a compiler plugin
|41.14| Writing a plugin that loads quickly
|41.15| Writing library scripts
|41.16| Distributing Vim scripts

|usr_42.txt| Add new menus
|42.1| Introduction
|42.2| Menu commands
|42.3| Various
|42.4| Toolbar and popup menus

|usr_43.txt| Using filetypes
|43.1| Plugins for a filetype
|43.2| Adding a filetype

|usr_44.txt| Your own syntax highlighted
|44.1| Basic syntax commands
|44.2| Keywords
|44.3| Matches
|44.4| Regions
|44.5| Nested items
|44.6| Following groups
|44.7| Other arguments
|44.8| Clusters
|44.9| Including another syntax file
|44.10| Synchronizing
|44.11| Installing a syntax file
|44.12| Portable syntax file layout

|usr_45.txt| Select your language
|45.1| Language for Messages
|45.2| Language for Menus
|45.3| Using another encoding
|45.4| Editing files with a different encoding
|45.5| Entering language text

==============================================================================
Making Vim Run ~

Before you can use Vim.

|usr_90.txt| Installing Vim
|90.1| Unix
|90.2| MS-Windows
|90.3| Upgrading
|90.4| Common installation issues
|90.5| Uninstalling Vim

==============================================================================

Copyright: see |manual-copyright| vim:tw=78:ts=8:ft=help:norl:
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