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160 How can I copy text to the system clipboard from Vim? 2015-02-03T18:16:03.930

145 What is the difference between the vim plugin managers? 2015-02-05T02:30:20.987

98 What's the simplest way to strip trailing whitespace from all lines in a file? 2015-02-05T19:46:36.720

92 What is Neovim? How is it different from Vim? And why should I care? 2015-02-03T17:28:04.373

88 Why doesn't the backspace key work in insert mode? 2015-02-24T11:52:01.890

81 How do I navigate to topics in Vim's documentation? 2015-02-23T14:30:29.630

80 Does Ex mode have any practical use? 2015-02-05T19:58:21.087

73 What is the Vim8 package feature and how should I use it? 2016-09-12T16:22:24.503

71 How do I delete a large block of text without counting the lines? 2015-02-19T06:50:06.823

68 How to replace tabs with spaces? 2015-02-06T06:28:27.167

66 Displaying tabs as characters 2015-02-05T13:39:09.987

63 How can I see the full path of the current file? 2015-02-03T18:50:16.037

60 How do I use vim as a diff tool? 2015-02-08T21:17:40.317

59 How do I debug my vimrc file? 2015-02-19T22:08:02.847

58 How to edit binary files with Vim? 2015-02-04T18:56:02.653

57 How do I install a plugin in Vim/vi? 2015-02-08T12:32:58.450

55 How do I jump to the location of my last edit? 2015-02-19T22:02:36.473

53 How can I find out what <Leader> is set to? And is it possible to remap <Leader>? 2015-02-04T09:29:24.503

53 How to join lines without producing a space? 2015-02-05T17:33:40.370

53 How to execute shell commands silently? 2015-02-19T10:33:54.627

51 How do I reload the current file? 2015-02-05T19:15:29.393

51 How do I change the current split's width and height? 2015-02-06T12:58:32.447

50 How much money has been raised for needy children in Uganda from Vim? 2015-02-07T08:20:01.310

49 How can I use Vim as a hex editor? 2015-02-25T23:14:41.343

48 How to find and replace in Vim without having to type the original word? 2017-09-25T19:50:48.783

46 Other ways to exit Insert mode besides Escape 2015-02-04T13:47:02.420

46 How do I fix the status bar symbols in the Airline plugin? 2015-05-22T05:33:57.393

44 What is the purpose of swap files? 2015-02-03T21:29:33.360

44 Why does vim use hjkl for cursor keys? 2016-08-23T11:53:19.970

42 How to save window, split, and buffer layout? 2015-02-04T10:07:32.493

42 How can I get vim to stop putting comments in front of new lines? 2015-02-19T16:38:23.630

41 How do I reload my vimrc without leaving Vim? 2015-02-03T17:15:37.783

39 Is it possible to split Vim window to view multiple files at once? 2015-02-03T17:51:30.750

38 Is it possible to have vim auto-complete function names, variables, etc. when using it to program? 2015-02-03T17:30:57.097

38 Is there an easy way to close a scratch buffer/preview window? 2015-07-29T00:58:58.273

37 How can I add line numbers to Vim? 2015-02-03T16:40:26.487

37 How can I show relative line numbers? 2015-02-03T16:54:26.737

37 How can I integrate gdb with Vim? 2015-02-20T10:29:56.047

37 How can I inspire others to use vi/Vim? 2015-10-08T05:31:15.153

35 Re-indenting badly indented code 2015-02-04T03:30:51.720

35 Why do I need both a vimrc and a gvimrc? 2015-02-05T22:02:25.823

34 How do I save a file in a directory that does not yet exist? 2015-02-10T19:24:09.923

34 What are the differences between LaTeX plugins? 2015-02-20T10:47:50.040

34 How to debug a mapping? 2016-05-10T13:52:46.640

32 How can I set up a ruler at a specific column? 2015-02-04T21:31:17.257

32 What is <Leader>? 2015-02-16T04:01:23.537

31 How can I generate a list of sequential numbers, one per line? 2015-02-03T17:00:19.820

31 How do I make Vim adapt to the current indenting style of the file I'm editing? 2015-02-03T17:38:13.723

31 See the Unicode code point of the current character 2015-02-06T19:56:41.683

31 Open filename under cursor like gf, but in a new tab (or split)? 2015-05-22T11:43:34.070


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