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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· dyashkir

Use VIM as your command line editor

use this command or add it to your .bash_profile

set -o vi

now you can edit your command line with vi

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This actually set bash to use vi mode which emulates vi (not vim) commands, especially movement commands instead of the default emacs mode.

To use actual Vim instead, have: export EDITOR='vim' inside your preferred bash config file and press Ctrl + x Ctrl + e

More info here: http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/4859/visual-vs-editor-whats-the-difference

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