Maybe I should start a Vim-log of things I encounter and find useful. Most of them seem too advanced for the beginner and too trivial for the expert, but who's really an expert at Vim, aren't we all beginners for some part of it?
So, today I learned about the
:cd command, which I instantly memorized (for it's just Unix). It changes the home directory of Vim, (by default this is the folder you start Vim in).
For example, if you're at
~/code and you want to check the contents of some file in my Seblog-project, I would do
vim seblog/site/config/config.php. But as always, I need to check another file, so I use
:e (short for
:edit) to open that file, but because I was in
~/code when I opened Vim, I need to type:
:e seblog/site/config/other-file.php. I find that annoying, so I would close Vim altogether,
cd seblog and then
Now, I would just
:cd seblog and then
:e site/config/other-file.php. Or use
:Explore) if I wanted to look around, but I knew that one already.