Learning the Vi Editor

Learning the Vi Editor

by Linda Lamb

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For many users, working in the UNIX environment means using vi, a full- screen text editor available on most UNIX systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features.This handbook is a complete guide to text editing with vi. Quickly learn the basics of editing, cursor movement, and global search and replacement. Then take advantage of the more subtle power of vi. Extend your editing skills by learning to use ex, a powerful line editor, from within vi.Topics covered include:

  • Basic editing
  • Moving around in a hurry
  • Beyond the basics
  • Greater power with ex
  • Global search and replacement
  • Customizing vi and ex
  • Command shortcuts
Also includes a pull-out quick-reference card.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780937175675
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/08/1990
Series: Nutshell Handbooks Series
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.56(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Linda Lamb is a former employee of O'Reilly Media, where she worked in various capacities, including technical writer, editor of technical books, and marketing manager. She also worked on O'Reilly's series of consumer health books, Patient Centered Guides.

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