Learning the Vi Editor

Writer: Linda Lamb & Arnold Robbins

Published Year: November 1998

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 978-1-56592-426-0
Edition: Sixth

Page: 295 Pages

Size: 1.89 MB

This complete guide to editing with vi, the editor available on nearly every Unix system, covers four popular vi clones and includes command summaries for easy reference. It starts with the basics, followed by more advanced editing tools, such as ex commands, global search and replacement, and a new feature, multiscreen editing.Learning the vi Editor is a complete guide to text editing with vi. Topics new to the sixth edition include multiscreen editing and coverage of four viclones: vim, elvis, nvi, and vile and their enhancements to vi, such as multi-window editing, GUI interfaces, extended regular expressions, and enhancements for programmers. 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.


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