A "hands on" regular expression tutorial for users of the Vim editor.
Barry Arthur <email@example.com>
Beta, feedback welcome
Most new users can get through it in less than one hour. The result is that you can use simple regular expressions using the Vim editor.
:VimRegextutor command will open a new tab containing an editable copy of
the tutorial. Have at it!
regextutor is a file that contains the tutorial lessons. You can simply
vim regextutor and then follow the instructions in the lessons. The
lessons tell you to modify the file, so DON’T DO THIS ON YOUR ORIGINAL COPY.
On Unix you can also use the
vimregextutor program. It will make a scratch
copy of the tutor first. Currently, this program needs to be manually installed
into a directory in your PATH. Assuming you used pathogen to install
VimRegexTutor, you could do something like:
cd mkdir -p bin ln -s $HOME/.vim/bundle/VimRegexTutor/bin/vimregextutor $HOME/bin/vimregextutor
NOTE: This is a once-off setup and won’t need to be repeated after upgrading VimRegexTutor.