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1.0 out of 5 stars Not very interesting for Vim users, 15 Nov 2008
This review is from: Learning the vi and Vim Editors (Paperback)
I as many others are Vim users. The Vim coverage of this book is really poor and not worth the money. If you, in 2008, still use Vi you might get something out of this book, but the previous Vi book from O'Reilly might be worth considering in stead.

There are other Vim books out there and plenty of internet resources. This book is not worth it. I'm actually surprised that this was published by O'Reilly
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Initial post: 6 Jan 2013 14:30:42 GMT
T. Costick says:
I have yet to purchase this book, but I thought it worth pointing out that coverage of Vim has been very much increased in recent new editions of this book. According to the ICCF-Holland web site:

"This is the seventh edition of what started as "Learning the Vi editor". The previous edition still explained a lot about other Vi clones, but now Vim gets most of the pages, 150 more than the 6th edition.

This book was written after Vim 7 was released, thus it includes all the new features, such as spell checking and omni-completion.

Chapters 9 to 15 are specifically about Vim. They deal with the most common features. Not so detailed as in the Vim help, which means it's easier to understand things, but you may still need to consult the help for the details that are not covered in the book. The chapter about Vim scripting is especially useful for medium level users."
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