I am just now learning vim in some earnest. I was always more of an emacs guy, back in the day...

Macros in Vim

Seriously, they're SO EASY.

Record a macro:


Execute a macro number times, once by default:


Copying Text into Other Linux Apps

It's not fun to copy text out of vim and into other linux applications, but here's how you do it:

  1. Select the text in vim using your mouse!
  2. The text is now in your "middle click register"
  3. You can now use the mouse middle click to paste it into other apps