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DevShed: Vi 101

Mar 28, 2000, 16:47 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vikram Vaswani)

[ Thanks to Randy Cosby for this link. ]

"Vi is a "visual editor" - an editor which lets you view a document, in its entirety, as you create and edit it. Those of you from the Microsoft Word generation might find that a little redundant - surely, you're thinking, all editors let you do that! Well, not exactly - in the early days of UNIX, line editors like edlin and ex were pretty standard, and creating a document in one of those babies involved using arcane commands to add, remove and retrieve text from an invisible buffer...."

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