Shortcuts: Ctrl q to exit vim

I really like this tip to exit vim quickly.

You can use ZZ to save and exit vim but it’s 3 keystrokes. This neat hack lets you do the same in just 2 keystrokes. On the Mac:


bind -r '\C-s'
stty -ixon


inoremap <C-s> <esc>:w<cr>                 " save files
nnoremap <C-s> :w<cr>
inoremap <C-d> <esc>:wq!<cr>               " save and exit
nnoremap <C-d> :wq!<cr>
inoremap <C-q> <esc>:qa!<cr>               " quit discarding changes
nnoremap <C-q> :qa!<cr>

vim tips

Indent multiple lines quickly

Use >


e.g. to indent 5 lines use:




To mark a block of 3 lines and indent in vim, use:



Repeat last change

Use .

e.g. if deleting a word with dw then just hit .to repeat.


Split screen and view another file

:vsplit <file>