You know Readline key bindings? Of course you do, they're in your shell, your REPL, and perhaps even the GUI for your OS. They're similar to Emacs key bindings (C-a for home), but with several concessions for UNIX (C-w for delete word).
With rsi.vim, I've taken that same concession philosophy and extended it to Vim. Get the most useful of the ubiquitous key bindings without blindly overriding built-in Vim functionality.
- Readline mappings are provided in insert mode and command line mode. Normal mode is deliberately omitted.
- Important Vim key bindings (like insert mode's C-n and C-p completion) are not overridden.
- Meta key bindings are provided in a way that works in the terminal without the perils of remapping escape.
- C-d, C-e, and C-f are mapped such that they perform the Readline behavior in the middle of the line and the Vim behavior at the end. (Think about it.)
If you don't have a preferred installation method, I recommend installing pathogen.vim, and then simply copy and paste:
cd ~/.vim/bundle git clone git://github.com/tpope/vim-rsi.git
Once help tags have been generated, you can view the manual with
See the contribution guidelines for pathogen.vim.
Copyright © Tim Pope. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself.