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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 clonesvile, elvis, and nviand 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:
- Command-line options
- vi commands and set options
- Input mode shortcuts
- Substitution and regular expressions
- ex commands and options
- Initialization and recovery
- Enhanced tags and tag stacks
- A greatly expanded section on Vim commands and options
- Additional features in vile, elvis, and nvi
- Internet resources for vi
- A full index
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.
This is a companion volume to the newly updated 6th edition of "Learning the vi Editor", presenting movement and editing commands, the command-line options, and other elements of the vi editor in an easy-to-use tabular format.
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 Editor Pocket Reference; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Conventions; 1.1 Command-Line Options; 1.2 vi Commands; 1.3 Input Mode Shortcuts; 1.4 Substitution and Regular Expressions; 1.5 ex Commands; 1.6 Initialization and Recovery; 1.7 vi Options; 1.8 Enhanced Tags and Tag Stacks; 1.9 nvi--New vi; 1.10 elvis; 1.11 vim--vi Improved; 1.12 vile--vi Like Emacs; 1.13 Clone Source and Contact Information;