VIM can be hard. Remembering all the neat shortcuts achieved by such an awesome tool is harder.

This won’t be a cheat sheet that helps with the basics but rather an ever expanding post on shortcuts that I discover to help improve efficiency.

command description
gtd go to definition, jump to function
^o / ^i backward/forward a location
di" delete inside “, can delete inside other characters as well
ci” change inside “, can change inside other characters as well
“+yy copy to + buffer, can change + to other buffers as well
vap Select a paragraph, useful for easy increase/decrease of indent with < or >. Eliminates need to ctrl+v, move to select lines, and then use « or »