I was watching my colleague use vim, and I gave them some tips to do something more efficiently and they thanked me a lot.

I learned it from the manual, but I realized that it would be nice to have someone look at me use vim even for 5 minutes and then get some tips.

Does anyone know if there is a place designed for this? If not would you like to start one?

(I realize this is a different kind of question, so if it doesn't belong here let me know)

  • 1
    – Heptite
    Jun 30, 2021 at 2:30
  • A little of topic, but I once wrote a vim plugin that opens a random help topic for you. A bit like the popup notification with a "tip of the day" some applications give you.
    – Lucas
    Jun 30, 2021 at 9:15
  • @Heptite want to flesh that out into an answer?
    – D. Ben Knoble Mod
    Jun 30, 2021 at 19:11
  • This and its linked duplicate have a lot of information on tips for this site
    – D. Ben Knoble Mod
    Jun 30, 2021 at 19:12

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The official Vim site at https://www.vim.org/ used to have a tips section, but after discussion on the Vim Users' and Developers' list it was moved to https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Vim_Tips_Wiki (back when the site was Wikia).

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