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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. This is the complete guide to text editing with "vi. Early chapters cover the basics; later chapters explain more advanced editing tools, such as "ex commands and global search and replacement. Also includes a pull-out quick-reference card. "It is hard to believe that anyone can work on a UNIX system for more than a few moments without invoking "vi. Whether your site runs System V.x or 4.nBSD, your system has "vi. For those who are looking for an introductory book to give to new staff members who have no acquaintance with either screen editing or with UNIX screen editing, this is it: a book on "vi that is neither designed for the UNIX in-crowd, nor so imbecilic that one is ashamed to use it." ---; login, May/June 1989

Synopsis:

A complete guide to text editing with vi, the editor available on nearly every UNIX system. Early chapters cover the basics; later chapters explain more advanced editing tools, such as ex commands and global search and replacement. Also includes a pull-out quick reference card.

Synopsis:

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.

This handbook i

Synopsis:

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.This handbook is a complete guide to text editing with vi. 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.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
Also includes a pull-out quick-reference card.

About the Author

Linda Lamb is a former employee of O'Reilly Media, where she worked in various capacities, including technical writer, editor of technical books, and marketing manager. She also worked on O'Reilly's series of consumer health books, Patient Centered Guides.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780937175675
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Location:
Sebastopol, CA :
Author:
Lamb, Linda
Subject:
Text editors (Computer programs)
Subject:
Text editors
Subject:
UNIX
Subject:
Vi
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Subject:
vi Editor
Subject:
General Computers
Edition Number:
5th ed. /
Edition Description:
Fifth Edition
Series:
A nutshell handbook
Series Volume:
798-D
Publication Date:
19901011
Binding:
Paperback
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.52 in 0.6 lb

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » General
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Applications
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Unix Administration
Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Unix » Unix Text

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Product details 192 pages O'Reilly & Associates, Incorporated - English 9780937175675 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A complete guide to text editing with vi, the editor available on nearly every UNIX system. Early chapters cover the basics; later chapters explain more advanced editing tools, such as ex commands and global search and replacement. Also includes a pull-out quick reference card.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

This handbook i

"Synopsis" by ,

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.This handbook is a complete guide to text editing with vi. 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.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
Also includes a pull-out quick-reference card.

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