Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys - good coders code, great reuse


89 bookmarks. First posted by gregsabo march 2012.


RT : Quand je dis que VIM est absurde:
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january 2013 by kant312
Here is why vim/vi uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys
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march 2012 by gobansaor
RT : why vim uses the hjkl keys and why ~ means home dir (via )
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march 2012 by zsoldosp
Origin of ~ as home, and why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys
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march 2012 by echeng
왜 vi 에디터의 화살표키는 hjkl 일까? 왜 유닉스의 홈폴더는 ~ 로 나타낼까? (윈도우도 그렇죠) 역사를 알면 이해하기 쉽습니다
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march 2012 by dajoa
I love to read science books. They make my day and I get ideas for awesome blog posts, such as Busy Beaver, On Functors, Recursive Regular Expressions and many others. Take a look at my Amazon wish…
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march 2012 by al3x
why vim uses the hjkl keys and why ~ means home dir (via )
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march 2012 by myfreeweb
why vim uses the hjkl keys and why ~ means home dir (via )
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march 2012 by pthrasher
Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys
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march 2012 by mariusz
I thought everyone hit j and k every time to remind themselves wtf they do.
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march 2012 by wjlroe
I was reading about vim the other day and found out why it used hjkl keys as arrow keys. When Bill Joy created the vi text editor he used the ADM-3A terminal, which had the arrows on hjkl keys. Naturally he reused the same keys and the rest is history!
vim  keyboard  history 
march 2012 by jotjotjes
A closer look on ADM-3A terminal tells a lot on why vi(m) has the hjkl movement keys and ESC for switching between normal and insert mode. And why Unix/Linux use ~ for the home directory.
vim  vi  linux  unix  history  keyboard 
march 2012 by tqmz
When Bill Joy created the vi text editor he used the ADM-3A terminal, which had the arrows on hjkl keys. Naturally he reused the same keys and the rest is history!

Here is how the hjkl keys looked:
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march 2012 by euler
RT : Why Vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys: Thanks, !
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march 2012 by bf4
Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys ha, i like the tee
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march 2012 by jackysee
Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys - good coders code, great reuse
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march 2012 by borgopio
Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys
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march 2012 by nicola
"The HJKL keys for vi directions are also the same order as Dance Dance Revolution game"
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march 2012 by mrchrisadams
This is your periodic reminder that Bill Joy used the arrow keys:
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march 2012 by xyzzyb
RT : 245 hjkl vim t-shirts sold now () and over 100,000 reads of my hjkl article ()! Th ...
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march 2012 by dshaw
vi作ったマシンだとesc近かったのか。
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march 2012 by 1vq9
RT : Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys via
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march 2012 by tooky
RT : Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys -- bonus: why ~ means home!
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march 2012 by behaghel
Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys - good coders code, great reuse (via )
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march 2012 by stringsn88keys
I love computer history posts like this. Here's the terminal vi was made on. http://t.co/Mi7oyOXe
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march 2012 by indirect
Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys
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march 2012 by mcaserta
"a foolish consistency" perhaps? funny how the older hardware was more usable!
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march 2012 by audionerd
Hacker News Bot: Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys... http://t.co/5LVchRZe
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march 2012 by shaneisley
The terminal vi was developed on. Notice arrows on hjkl, tilde on HOME key, position of ESC, and position of Ctrl.
vim  keyboard  design  history 
march 2012 by graham_king
Why vim uses hjkl:
march 2012 by pjaspers
RT : Here is why vim uses the hjkl keys as arrow keys...
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march 2012 by nielsk
I had no idea this was the reason!
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march 2012 by mcdan
RT : I love computer history posts like this. Here's the terminal vi was made on.
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march 2012 by garrett
When Bill Joy created the vi text editor he used the ADM-3A terminal, which had the arrows on hjkl keys, so naturally he reused the same keys
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march 2012 by mcq
A good example of how physical systems shape interactions beyond their own life spans.
keyboard  vim  design  ux 
march 2012 by heliostatic