Vim (Vi IMproved) is a free command line modal text-editor. It expands on the earlier Vi editor which was designed within the limitations of the PDP-11. Vim is included with most GNU/Linux systems as well as MacOS, sometimes symlinked from vi.
Making vim XDG compliant
First export the VIMINIT variable in ~/.profile or /etc/profile:
export VIMINIT=":source $XDG_CONFIG_HOME"/vim/vimrc
Now make the following changes to your vimrc in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/vim/vimrc:
set undodir=$XDG_DATA_HOME/vim/undo set directory=$XDG_DATA_HOME/vim/swap set backupdir=$XDG_DATA_HOME/vim/backup set viminfo+='1000,n$XDG_DATA_HOME/vim/viminfo set runtimepath=$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/vim,$VIMRUNTIME,$XDG_CONFIG_HOME/vim/after
A project that seeks to refactor Vim's ancient code base.
- XDG compliant
- Doesn't support poor children in Uganda.
- Don't have to use VimScript to write plugins.
- Don't use arrow keys
- Don't rely on hjkl either
- Map ESC to Caps Lock or another nearby key.
The formal expression of vim commands in written code. Often unreadable.