VimWiki Cheatsheet

A usefull cheatsheet on using vimwiki

[number] refers to the wiki number, set by the order in your vimrc. The default is 1.

Wiki Management

  • [number] <leader> ww - open wiki index file
  • [number] <leader> wt - open wiki index file in new tab
  • <leader> ws - list and select available wikis
  • <leader> wd - delete wiki page
  • <leader> wr - rename wiki page

Diary management

  • [number] <leader> wi - open diary index file for wiki
  • <leader> w <leader> i - update current diary index
  • [number] <leader> w <leader> w - open today’s diary file for wiki
  • [number] <leader> w <leader> t - open today’s diary file for wiki in new tab
  • <C-Up> - open previous day’s diary
  • <C-Down> - open next day’s diary
  • <CR> - follow/create wiki link
  • <C-S-CR> - follow/create wiki link in new tab
  • <backspace> - go back to previous wiki page
  • <Tab> - go to next link on current page
  • <S-Tab> - go to previous link on current page

Editing shortcuts

  • <C-Space> - toggle list item on/off
  • = - add header level
  • - - remove header level
  • + - create/decorate links
  • glm - increase indent of list item
  • gll - decrease indent of list item
  • gl* or gl8 - switch or insert “*” symbol
  • gl# or gl3 - switch or insert “#” symbol
  • gl- - switch or insert “-“ symbol
  • gl1 - switch or insert “1.” symbol

Table shortcuts

  • <A-Left> move column left
  • <A-right> move column right
  • <CR> (insert mode) go down/create cell
  • <Tab> (insert mode) go next/create cell
  • gqq or gww reformat table

Text objects

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