vim Getting started with vim Interactive Vim Tutorials (such as vimtutor)


vimtutor is an interactive tutorial covering the most basic aspects of text editing.

On UNIX-like system, you can start the tutorial with:

$ vimtutor

On Windows, “Vim tutor” can be found in the “Vim 7.x” directory under “All Programs” in the Windows menu.

See :help vimtutor for further details.

Other interactive tutorials include these browser-based ones:

  • Vim Adventures – An interactive game version of vimtutor available on the web. Only the first few levels are free.
  • Open Vim – An interactive terminal which teaches you the basic commands with feedback.
  • Vim Genius – Another interactive terminal which also includes intermediate and advanced lessons including macros and arglist.