I’m getting used to vim bindings (like pressing w to go to word, dw to delete a word, and such) and it’s modes (insert, normal, visual), and, out of curiosity would like to know: is there some kind of implementation of this behaviour of modes and bindings from vim to my terminal?
Have insert mode, normal mode and such…
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It has insert and normal modes (the insert mode is default, and escape for normal mode).
When in vi normal mode, you can launch the full $EDITOR to edit the current line with
v (the same can be achieved when bash is in emacs mode with
set -o vi You can run it at the command line for just this session or add it to your .bashrc file.
Many programs use
readline for input, and you can make any of them use vi-style keybindings by setting up your
set editing-mode vi set keymap vi
In zsh, if you change your
EDITORenvironment variable, the shell will match it.