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Learning the vi Editor
O'Reilly Media; Sixth Edition edition | 1998 | English | ISBN: 1565924266 | 352 pages | PDF | 1 Mb

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. is a complete guide to text editing withvi. Topics new to the sixth edition include multiscreen editing and coverage of fourviclones: vim, elvis, nvi, and vile and their enhancements to vi, such as multi-window editing, GUI interfaces, extended regular expressions, and enhancements for programmers. A new appendix describes vi's place in the Unix and Internet cultures.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. For easy reference, the sixth edition also includes a command summary at the end of each appropriate chapter.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
Introduction to the vi clones' extensions
The nvi, elvis, vim, and vile editors
Quick reference to vi and ex commands
vi and the InternetDOWNLOAD


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