tilchanging a word in vim
c key starts a chord to change something. This is super useful for changing the word under the cursor.
cw will change from the current position until the end of the next word, and
ciw will change the whole word under the cursor (read:
This, combined with other movements can lead to very quick changes. One I’ve found quite useful is
ci" which changes the contents of a quoted string, and
"quoted) to include the quote marks themselves. Or when working in prose,
cis will change the current sentence and
cip the current paragraph.
Sometimes a change command is hard to think about first, or the area you want to change is subtly different from what the change command would do. Replace
v to get a similar visual motion (like
v3w for 3 words), muck about, then press
c to change.
Changing the whole line (but keeping the indentation) is simply