On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 01:14:44PM -0800, Mel Flynn wrote: > On Monday 15 June 2009 12:45:54 Gary Kline wrote: > > On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 07:12:01PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote: > > > > In vim, with "set compatible" enabled", typing 'u' repeatedly toggles > > > between the last two states of the buffer. In "compatible" mode I am > > > not sure of how to undo multiple changes. In "set nocompatible" mode, > > > typing 'u' repeatedly undoes multiple changes, and typing '^R' multiple > > > times redoes them. > > > > I've saved this to my vimHelp file. > > Really, when using new software it's not a bad thing to get familiar with it. > This is covered in lesson 2.7 from the vim tutorial, accessible by typing > vimtutor in a terminal near you. > > Running vim in compatible mode, you might as well run vi as it has roughly > the > same quirks. You won't get the "Improved" part, when you don't investigate > what the software is capable of. The vimtutor is excellent for this and you > may still decide that your fingers are too old to get used to the improved > stuff, like I'm incapable of learning emacs.
i first used vim in the mid 90's -- guessing, but your point is well taken. gary PS: if gvim ever evolves into a word-processor, life will be *perfect* ;-) > -- > Mel -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org For FBSD list: http://transfinite.thought.org/slicejourney.php The 4.98a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"