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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Learning the vi Editor (Nutshell Handbooks).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Arnold Robbins(Author)

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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.Learning the vi Editor is a complete guide to text editing withvi. Topics new to the sixth editioninclude 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 Internet

This completely updated guide to editing with vi, the editor available on nearly every Unix system, now 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.

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Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
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Book details

  • PDF | 352 pages
  • Arnold Robbins(Author)
  • O'Reilly Media; 6 edition (11 Nov. 1998)
  • English
  • 3
  • Computing & Internet

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Review Text

  • By S.FAZAL on 29 October 2015

    super book, helped me with vi commands

  • By Jan Verhoeven on 26 May 2014

    VI is the only editor that runs when the system has been booted in the simplest mode. So you need to know how it works. This book does a great job here. But stay away from vi whenever possible. Use jed, joe or nano when you can.

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