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Andrea Veri: Two years later: Vim, Tmux and my Linux desktop


Published Jun 27 2013 via RSS

It’s been two years since my latest blog post about my Linux desktop and many things have changed since then. I completely moved all my machines to GNOME 3, switched my main editor from nano to vim and my terminal multiplexer from screen to tmux. What didn’t change at all except for a tweaks on the theme is my Irssi setup.

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Switching from nano to vim has been a pain at first, nano is really a straightforward editor, it does what you actually need from a CLI editor but while it works just fine when modifying configuration or text files, it’s a bit limiting when it comes to programming. Vim on the other hand is highly customizable in every single part also thanks to its huge amount of plugins. Honestly I admit I spent several hours watching videos, reading documentation, trying out key bindings and I’m not completely used to vim to be as much productive I would like to be with it.

What I found to be the common error of vim’s newcomers is their willingness to look around the web for a complete vimrc configuration file, full of key bindings, custom settings and personalizations. That’s definitely something you should avoid when learning to use vim, the perfect vimrc doesn’t objectively exist, each of us should spend some time investigating what is the best configuration for your needs and build a vimrc accordingly time by time.

vimIt will probably take months to have a complex vimrc file matching your needs completely, until then you won’t be able to define your vimrc to be “ultimate”. And that’s actually why wgetting someone else’s vimrc and copying it to your home folder won’t make you an expert of vim, it’ll probably make your life harder when trying a specific action with the stock settings will result in something you wouldn’t have expected thanks to a particular key binding on the vimrc you downloaded.

tmux

The other tool that definitely improved my productivity is Tmux given the huge amount of open terminals I had every day during my sysadmin’s duties at GNOME. Each day usually started with one or two open terminals mainly meant for random maintenance issues, after a few hours the amount of open terminals jumped to around 30.

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Switching between tabs became a pain and the usual amount of time spent finding out which terminal had the the specific remote connection I needed was surprisingly sticking around 10 seconds. I looked around for a possible solution and found Tmux, it has been a joy finding out how easy it was to set it up and get used to it. I’m now able to divide my 27” inches monitor into several panels and switch between them with a little keybinding, in addition you can set up as many windows (and consequently as many panels) as you wish, that way I can divide my programming windows from the ones specifically meant as remote consoles. From there I can detach / attach my previous Tmux session with one command and keep working on the same files and connections I had open the last time I used Tmux. In addition to the above tools I’ve kept being an huge fan of Irssi and some of its plugins that have improved my overall productivity when daily chatting with FedoraDebian and GNOME contributors. What actually changed on it since two years ago is the theme which is currently a mix between the Solarized and the XChat themes.

Please don’t hesitate to ask me any question if you are curious about learning something more about my current working setup! :-)



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