Re: A Vi (Vim) question
On 5/9/05, Ritesh Raj Sarraf <email@example.com> wrote:
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> Deboo Geek wrote:
> > On 5/8/05, Ritesh Raj Sarraf <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> >> Deboo Geek wrote:
> >> > A small Vi question: How to move ahead/forward a line when in insert
> >> > mode. I always have to use the arrow keys to move forward, when in
> >> > insert mode. Is there any way to move ahead without shifting my right
> >> > hand from the alphabets to the arrow keys?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > Deboo
> >> You can't do that in insert mode.
> >> Hit Escape, return to Normal mode and then use your H,J,K,L keys to move.
> > I wish there was a way or some shortcut instead of extending the left
> > hand and hitting Escape. Thanks anyway.
> > Deboo
> Then I'd suggest you not to use vi.
> The power of vi lies in "modes" which you aren't trying to explore or
> haven't yet explored.
> Try it! Once you understand it you'll get addicted :-)
It's not that I don't like modes, I needed a better way. I sure liked
using the Ctrl - [ key as a shortcut to Escape. I like the Ctrl-O
better now and have become used to it when in insert mode. (by the
way, I just pressed Ctrl - [ in this email too, accidentally.
Please don't Cc: me, I'm subscribed to the list.