Vim Settings, Preferences, and Customizations

22m 10s

This lesson covers vimrc files, which allow you to define various presets so that your favorite settings and options are already set up in Vim when you start using it. You'll also learn how to configure vimrc files with customization such as color schemes. A guided exercise will give you a hands-on tutorial of using vimrc files and you can follow along to put your skills into practice.

Intended Audience

This lesson is ideal for anyone who needs to edit text files in a command-line environment.


If you want to follow along with the exercises in this lesson, you should have the Vim text editor installed on your computer.


If you want to follow along with the exercise(s) in this lesson, you can find the necessary resources here.

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Jason Cannon, opens in a new tab
Founder, Linux Training Academy
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Jason is the founder of the Linux Training Academy as well as the author of "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu." He has over 20 years of professional Linux experience, having worked for industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, UPS, FireEye, and Nothing gives him more satisfaction than knowing he has helped thousands of IT professionals level up their careers through his many books and courses.

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