A Beginner�s Guide to Editing Text Files With Vi

Jan 13, 2012, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])

"Vi is a powerful text editor included with most Linux systems, even embedded ones. Sometimes you'll have to edit a text file on a system that doesn't include a friendlier text editor, so knowing Vi is essential.

Unlike Nano, an easy-to-use terminal text editor, Vi doesn't hold your hand and provide a list of keyboard shortcuts on the screen. It's a modal text editor, and it has both an insert and command mode.

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