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In my daily work, I am editing so much text in text files that I really need an excellent editor. I found VIM to meet my wildest expectations.
In fact, when I go back to a traditional text editor, I am surprised how difficult text editing can be. What i probably hate most about text editors is when i have to use cursor keys, or, even worse, a mouse, to navigate in source code.
See a search replace example that searches for a pattern and replaces it with the return value of a function.
One of the capabilities of gvim that fascinates me is how easy it is to color your documents.
Here's a short description of some useful commands.
This is my .gvimrc file
DrawIt: Use arrow keys to draw lines, ctrl-v for boxes and ellipses.