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VI and VIM Editors Pocket Reference: Support for Every Text Editing Taskby Arnold Robbins
Synopses & Reviews
vi and Vim are immensely powerful tools for anyone working with Unix, Linux, or Mac OS X, but there are far too many commands for anyone to remember. Author Arnold Robbins (vi and Vim Editors in a Nutshell) has chosen the most important and valuable commands for vi, Vim, and their main clones — vile, elvis, and nvi — and packed them into this convenient pocket reference.
Fully updated and with greatly expanded Vim coverage, this handy little book puts all of the essential information about vi and Vim at your fingertips, in a format that makes browsing easy. You'll find commands to help you program, fix important system files, work on articles and other texts that use mark-up, and do any other kind of text editing. vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference includes:
A companion volume to the newly updated sixth edition of "Learning the vi Editor", this "Pocket Reference" presents movement and editing commands, the command-line options, and other elements of the "vi" editor in an easy-to-use tabular format.
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.
The vi Editor Pocket Reference is a companion volume to O'Reilly's updated sixth edition of Learning the vi Editor, a complete guide to text editing with vi. New topics in Learning the vi Editor include multi-screen editing and coverage of four vi clones: vim, elvis, nvi, and vile.
This small book is a handy reference guide to the information in the larger volume, presenting movement and editing commands, the command-line options, and other elements of the vi editor in an easy-to-use tabular format.
Many Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X geeks enjoy using the powerful, platform-agnostic text editors vi and Vim, but there are far too many commands for anyone to remember. Author Arnold Robbins has chosen the most valuable commands for vi, Vim, and vi's main clones—vile, elvis, and nvi—and packed them into this easy-to-browse pocket reference. You'll find commands for all kinds of editing tasks, such as programming, modifying system files, and writing and marking up articles.
This second edition includes:
About the Author
Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Conventions; 1.3 Acknowledgments; 1.4 Command-Line Options; 1.5 vi Commands; 1.6 Input Mode Shortcuts; 1.7 Substitution and Regular Expressions; 1.8 ex Commands; 1.9 Initialization; 1.10 Recovery; 1.11 vi set Options; 1.12 Nothing like the Original; 1.13 Enhanced Tags and Tag Stacks; 1.14 Vim—vi Improved; 1.15 nvi—New vi; 1.16 elvis; 1.17 vile—vi like Emacs; 1.18 Internet Resources for vi; 1.19 Program Source and Contact Information;
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