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1. Introduction

The purpose of this document is to introduce the novice VIM user to the editing options available in VIM for C files. The document introduces some commands and keystrokes which will help in improving the productivity of programmers using VIM to edit C files.

The scope of the document is to describe how one can edit C files with VIM. However most of what is described is also applicable for vi. Plus what is mentioned here about editing C files is more or less applicable to C++, Java and other similar languages.