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Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes

by tachyon (Chancellor)
on Mar 04, 2004 at 00:05 UTC ( #333737=perltutorial: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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  1. or download this
    vi file.txt
    vim file.txt
    
  2. or download this
    
    gg     goes to top of file. NNgg goes to line NN. NN means an integer 
    +OK?
    ...
    
    Note Backspace will more you backwards (ie navigates but no deletion i
    +n nav mode) but 
    DEL deletes as normal (ie no navigation stuff disappears). GOK.
    
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    :w     writes file
    :w!    writes file even if read only
    ...
                 ie !./script while you are editing 'script' it will exec 
    +it.
                 hit enter to return to vi as prompted, else type more com
    +mands.....
    :%perldo s/this/that/   execs that perl s///
    
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    a     Insert after the current cursor pos 
    A     Insert after the end of current line
    i     Insert before the current cursor pos
    I     Insert at the begining of the current line
    

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