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Oh, the things Vim could teach Silicon Valley's code slingers


If you first used vi and are annoyed that vim does not go back into command mode

when you hit a cursor key put this in your .vimrc file.

For poeple who started using vi in the 1980's this makes vim usable.


" go back to command mode

" as soon as a curcor key is pressed


inoremap <left> <esc><left>

inoremap <right> <esc><right>

inoremap <up> <esc><up>

inoremap <down> <esc><down>

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