guacamole

@guac · a year ago

Here is why vim uses hjkl keys as arrow keys https://catonmat.net/why-vim-uses-hjkl-as-arrow-keys

Here is why vim uses hjkl keys as arrow keys

catonmat.net

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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. Here is how the `hjkl` keys looked. ADM-3A keyboard's hjkl keys...