The Ultimate Vim Cheat Sheet

Posted on June 16, 2016 by Elle KElle K

Vim is a powerful text editor, a favorite of many sysadmins and developers. The only problem is: with power comes a learning curve. With a variety of commands to use and memorize, writing and editing files in Vim can seem daunting. Luckily, Linux Academy has got your back, with this fun vim cheat sheet in a background image format of basic (and some not-so-basic) Vim commands! Click to see it in its full-sized glory and use it for all your Linux Academy training needs!

Vim cheat sheet with commands you need to know

Ready to go beyond the Vim cheat sheet and become a Vim pro?  Start with our Vim – The Improved Editor course, and learn how to create and modify a file using Vim with our Hands-On Lab.


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2 years ago

OMG this is so convenient for us newbs learning VIM!! Thank you so much for this!!

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Dave Howe
2 years ago

Ctrl-V – visual block mode
Ctrl-R – redo

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1 month ago

I’m getting an error when I click on the full size version. 🙁

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Christophe Limpalair
1 month ago

Sorry about that! We’ve fixed the link so it pulls up now, and here’s a direct link to it:


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