Coding on phone; Vim pays off

Learning more Vim paid off the other day. I edited a couple files on a remote server using my T-Mobile G1 along with the ConnectBot program. The process was, of course, pretty simple.

  1. Start ConnectBot on the G1.
  2. Connect to the server.
  3. cd to the directory containing the file I wanted to edit.
  4. Type vim <name of file>
  5. Edit as usual (remembering that ESC is two trackball presses…that one got me at first)
  6. Save file
  7. Check results on Browser, if desired
  8. Rejoice

Pretty easy! Using an editor with windows, tabs, and syntax coloring on a phone gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling.

Happy Vimming,
Kevin