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basic Tip #664: Vim Easter Egg??

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created:   February 27, 2004 12:33      complexity:   basic
author:   Alok Bisani      as of Vim:   5.7

I could not successfully verify this on my 6.2 win32 Install. Maybe, I should not believe everything I read! Or does it work for you??

From   http://linuxgazette.net/issue89/vinayak.html
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Easter Egg # 3 (Credit Listing in VIM)
This is a easter egg I recently discovered in the popular editor VIM. Follow the steps and you are in for a surprise.
   1. On the command line edit a file programmers.txt
   2. Get into insert mode by pressing i
   3. Press enter 11 times
   4. Now that you are on the 12th line, type the name Bram Moolenaar
   5. Open a new buffer using the key sequence CTRL+W followed by N
   6. In the new buffer you will see the names of all the people who have contributed to VIM

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Additional Notes

Anonymous, February 28, 2004 14:16
nope, doesn't work
Anonymous, February 29, 2004 6:23
If you were to read the "Disclaimer" section, you would have found that it is an April Fool's joke.

> The first two easter eggs were real to con you into believing that all the
> other easter eggs listed in this article existed. So how was it to be sent
> on a wild goose chase? I know you feel like a complete moron ;). Happy April
> Fools day!!!

Vim was #3...

Alok Bisani, March 1, 2004 8:36
A half-learned is worse than an ignorant one - A saying in Hindi!

But if you do want to see the names of all the people who have contributed to VIM quickly then do a
:help credits
or a
:help author

Maybe some day soon, you may find my name on it too.
Cheers.
Anonymous, March 1, 2004 11:48
Well, then it's easy enough to amend:

   1. On the command line edit a file programmers.txt
   2. Get into insert mode by pressing i
   3. Press enter 11 times
   4. Now that you are on the 12th line, type the name Bram Moolenaar
   5. Open a new buffer using the key sequence CTRL+W followed by N
   6. Hit escape, type ":help credits", hit enter

Awesome!  How do they hide this stuff?
Anonymous, March 5, 2004 11:34
For something which *almost* is an easter egg, try :he 42
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