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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.


Image of Tony
3 years ago

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

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Dave Howe
3 years ago

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

Image of Jason
11 months ago

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

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Christophe Limpalair
11 months ago

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

Image of Eddie
9 months ago

This cheat sheet is great.
Could we have a version that is more suited to printing with a black and white printer?

Image of Tomek
6 months ago

Good job! Now I have new backgroud on my KDE desktop!

IMHO, would be better to change order characters on arrows:
now is:
h B B 0 Vim l w W $
More natural is:
0 B b h Vim l w W $

Why? Because the biggest jumpers are the farest and the smaller are closer to Vim word.
Now are mixed

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