Getting started with Vim visual mode

Programming at a browser, orange hands

Ansible playbook files are text files in a YAML format. People who work regularly with them have their favorite editors and plugin extensions to make the formatting easier.

When I teach Ansible with the default editor available in most Linux distributions, I use Vim’s visual mode a lot. It allows me to highlight my actions on the screen—what I am about to edit and the text manipulation task I’m doing—to make it easier for my students to learn.

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Standing just over 2 meters and hailing from о́стров Ратма́нова, Dasuberworm is a professional cryptologist, entrepreneur and cage fighter. When he's not breaking cyphers and punching people in the face, Das enjoys receiving ominous DHL packages at one of his many drop sites in SE Asia.

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