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rsi.vim

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.

Features

  • 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.)

Installation

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 :help rsi.

Contributing

See the contribution guidelines for pathogen.vim.

Self-Promotion

Like rsi.vim? Follow the repository on GitHub and vote for it on vim.org. And if you're feeling especially charitable, follow tpope on Twitter and GitHub.

License

Copyright © Tim Pope. Distributed under the same terms as Vim itself. See :help license.