the same as [Esc] in vim

Ctrl + [
Faster and more convinent than [Esc]

By: light13
2010-12-13 00:46:12

What Others Think

This is IMHO not really useful in Vim but YMMV. However, this tip is best used with screen for the copy-mode (i.e. scrollback): CTRL-a CTRL-[ is much easier to type than CTRL-a .
sitaktif · 539 weeks and 5 days ago
You can remap whatever you like to [Esc] in your ~/.vimrc imap jk <Esc>
Telemachus · 539 weeks and 5 days ago
^[ is Escape pretty much everywhere. See man ascii or the Wikipedia article on ASCII.
dennisw · 539 weeks and 4 days ago
I decided to just outright switch Caps Lock and Escape on my keyboard. It's even easier than regular Escape and Ctrl-[ I have this in my ~/.Xmodmap ! Swap Caps_Lock and Escape remove Lock = Caps_Lock remove Control = Escape keysym Escape = Caps_Lock keysym Caps_Lock = Escape add Lock = Caps_Lock add Control = Escape
essteeyou · 527 weeks and 3 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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