ViFamily

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The VI family is a popular member of the TextEditorFamilies, especially on UNIX and Linux machines. Editors in this family are all Modal.


Vi Editor Family:


vi clones:

vi implementations that run inside other applications:

What if I use a Qt or KDE application which is not in the above list?

File a feature request and ask the maintainers of your favorite Qt or KDE applications to add [FakeVim] support.

What if I also use another custom application which is not in the above list?

Install [vim-anywhere] then press the vim-anywhere hotkey. This will launch Vim. Type some text. Tell Vim to save and quit. Your typed text will automatically be copied to the clipboard, ready to be pasted into your custom application.

vim-anywhere works in Mac OS and Linux, but not in Windows.

What if I use Windows?

Then you may want to [set Vim as the default editor for unknown file types in Windows].

What if I want to run one command in order to make the vi keybindings work in all applications, system-wide?

Well, you can't. The closest thing you can do is to install [homesick-vi-everywhere].

This works in Bash and many other command-line tools, on all platforms. It probably even works in Cygwin on Windows.

Using other applications inside Vim:

Misc.:

vi utilities and macros:

non-vi modal editors


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