Updated: 2022-01-23 I finally (2007) bit the bullet and commited to learning a real text editor. Having muddled on and off with vi since the late 90s, decided on Vim. Once you break through its initial, steep, learning curve its truly life changing. Level up and become a text surgeon today. Vim is incredibly customisable. Its important to take the time to craft your own vimrc. Type :options to understand the various levers you can pull to make Vim your editor.