Vim Fundamentals: Hands On Session with Aleksey Tsalolikhin

  • August 2, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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For the August UUASC-LA presentation we will be pulling our heads out
of the clouds for an evening to take a side on a religious topic, text editors,
specifically getting more out of the vi / vim editor.

Most people use about 10% of vi/vim's capabilities and the
presentation provides the opportunity to learn more and increase your speed and enjoyment in text editing.

This tutorial covers the history, background and design principles of
vim; many vim movement commands; some text alteration commands; and the vim command language syntax.

Attendees should bring a laptop with a "vim" editor for the in-class
exercises. No prior experience is required but 20 year veterans of vi have come out raving how much they've learned.

Aleksey has been a UNIX/Linux system administrator for 14 years.
While wrangling EarthLink's server farms by hand during its growth from 1K to 5M
users, he developed an abiding interest in improving efficiency and
happiness of system administrators through training in configuration
management, documentation, sysadmin basics, and personal efficiency.
He provides consulting and training via

There are more details including directions at

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  • Jordan Schwartz

    The archived video is available at ...­

    August 3, 2012

  • Randy


    If you have a vid of the stream from last night could you post it?


    August 3, 2012

  • Patrick D. Garvey

    Every time I've seen Aleksey present, I've been well informed.

    August 3, 2012

  • Carolyn Oswald

    Great presentation, very educational!

    August 3, 2012

  • Jordan Schwartz

    The stream for tonight's event is ....­

    August 2, 2012

  • laura

    will that video be available somewhere to view after the session is over?

    1 · August 2, 2012

  • Jordan Schwartz

    Craig, We will be live streaming the event. I'll be posting the URL around 6pm when I get the stream up. The video will be posted later. Aleksey will be doing this session at the new LA linux meetup in a few weeks.

    August 1, 2012

    • crablouis

      Excellent. Thanks Jordan

      August 2, 2012

  • crablouis

    Hi, new member here. Hate to miss a VIM orientation like this, but I have a schedule conflict. Will the presentation be recorded?

    August 1, 2012

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