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How can I make my shell behave like vim? I've seen other developers do it but I never got it installed/set up on my machine.

Ubuntu 11.04

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Put this in your ~/.bashrc:

set -o vi

Then you can edit your command line using vi keys/commands instead of emacs keys/commands.

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................yes! –  Ramy Oct 8 '12 at 19:31
    
And for zsh: bindkey -v –  Heptite Oct 8 '12 at 19:43
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I didn't have to edit my .bashrc. I just set this on the command line.

$ set -o vi

For more info with examples and a downloadable cheat sheet please see http://www.catonmat.net/blog/bash-vi-editing-mode-cheat-sheet/

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