Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems.
After watching some Tutorials on youtube( VIM TC2 and VIM TC4 ) and extension videos (snipmate and it's intro) I tried the editor. After some hours i got used to the interface and usage. VIM is not like any other Texteditor.
The greatest Difference to other common TextEditor's is that it has Modes.
You have a mode to scan through the file (Normal), one mode to edit (Edit) and one mode to mark/copy (Visual).
The first two weeks it's hard to use it because if you only want to change 1 digit you have to press more than "
With Plugins you are able to build a MeanMachine out of this tiny little Editor.