re: What one should know about VIM before starting to use it? VIEW POST

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  1. Learn how to use the help command: :help or :h. So valuable, often forgotten. E.g. Type :h :q + enter to learn about the quit command. Helpful: Learn to use help
  2. Don’t give up. I tried to learn vim 5 times before it stuck.

Another helpful resource for getting started: vimgifs

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