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To edit a file with vi do:
vi file.txt
This is a bit misleading. On many systems, if you do vi file.txt, you do indeed edit the file with vi, and not with vim. You discuss vim, and while vim has many similarities with vi, not everything you discuss will work in vi. For instance, not on every system will the arrow keys work as expected in vi. There's no syntax highlighting in vi, nor does vi have any perl hooks.
It has 4 MODES.
That's just an opinion. One could also argue that vi only has command mode. But some commands take arbitrary long arguments. ;-).

Abigail (using vi since 1984)

In reply to Re: Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes by Abigail-II
in thread Learn vi/vim in 50 lines and 15 minutes by tachyon

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