Learning the vi Editor, 5th Edition
By Linda Lamb
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 1990
Pages: 192

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.
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    This book has been a godsent over the years. It lives near my desk, and over time I'm learning vi.

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