So, I don’t know how I missed this for so long but you can use your favorite Vim commands in your bash prompt! Man, I wish I knew this when I was getting stated with server management. And it’s really simple to enable, just add
set -o vi to your .bashrc file. Then, when you source your .bashrc or bounce your session you start off in Insert mode, just hit esc to enter normal mode. Use “
bind -P” to see what bindings are set and available (make sure you’re in Normal mode first by hitting esc before hitting enter). There’s a lot that isn’t available in bash, but enough that I now have another area I don’t need my mouse.
Yes, I’ve recommitted to use Vim because I wish I had done this back when I started programming! I’ve easily spent more time trying out different editors/IDEs and fighting with them to do what I needed than actually doing work.