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Learning the vi Editor (Nutshell Handbooks) Paperback – 11 Nov 1998

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 6 edition (11 Nov. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565924266
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565924260
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.2 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 648,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 newly updated edition is a complete guide to text editing with vi. New topics include multiscreen editing and coverage of four viclones: 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, this new 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

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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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