Today I Learned

A Hashrocket project

Ergonomically select text between parens

Operating on text within parens is pretty straight forward for a regular vim user.

To select: vi( or vi)

To delete: di( or di(

But that hand stretch between shift and 9 or shift and 0 is sorta weird. Vim has a built in ergonomic shortcut for this operation though.

To select: vib

To delete: dib

Much easier on the ol’ hands.

Picked this trick up watching the terrific Vim Un-Alphabet screencast series.

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