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linux.ie: vi tutorial, episode 2 - filters, word count and more

Oct 29, 1999, 14:55 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Guest)

[ Thanks to Ken Guest for this link. ]

"Firstly, I'd like to thank everybody who mailed me about my last vi tutorial for their kind words - and for asking for more! I also want to clarify that I am not using vi itself but the better known clone called 'vim' which has been ported to a number of different operating systems (Linux, Beos, VMS, DOS, Windows and Amiga to name but a few) and is available for download at the vim website, www.vim.org. I'm mentioning this because there is a chance that I might accidentally describe some vim specific functionality and would greatly appreciate it if corrections were emailed to me. Anyways, time to get on with it..."

There is one mildly annoying thing about vi, which is that for the most part you don't know for certain if one line of text is displayed as just one line or whether it might be so long as to wrap around and be displayed on the screen as being two or more lines. This can be extremely annoying if for example you delete four lines and, due to word wrap, you really only should have deleted two."

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