vi tips that I find useful.
:make will run the make file in the current directory, and load the file where the first error occurs at the location that the first error occurs
% will match brackets.
=% will indent brackets and braces (very useful)
:e. will select a file to edit from the working directory
Some more general VI tips
To move your cursor without having to move your hands, use hjkl where h is left, j is up, k is down and l is left. This is also used when switching between windows after doing ctrl-w.
go to a line
will go to line 10000
(note that no colon is needed)
search and replace
:%s/find text/replace text/g
the g at the end means global.
ctrl-w is window command mode, ctrl-s is split horizantlaly
after that you can
edit a new file
or go to the next buffer if you are already editing more then one file
To search for a file edit the directory
this will allow you to select a file from within the directory. (use hjkl to move around)
To repeat a command use a period. For example if you inserted some text, then moved to another part in the file, pushing . will insert the text again.
q letter edit sequence q
Common letter commands
i is insert
I is insert from the beginning of the line
a is append after the current letter
A is append at the end of the line.