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DevShed.com: HUMOR: Vi 201 [Advanced Usage of The Vi Text Editor]

May 13, 2000, 16:16 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vikram Vaswani)

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"I must say, I didn't expect quite such a large turnout for this class - it's been years since I had such an attentive audience for one of my little discourses. And so many unfamiliar faces, too - obviously, you've heard the stories of my rapier wit and overpowering charm, and decided to drop in to see the legend in action for yourself."

"Anyway, for those of you who don't know me, let me introduce myself. I am Professor Elias Flootburger, newly appointed Head of this university's Computer Science department, and easily one of the most interesting men on campus. I speak seven languages, run four miles a day, and am currently worth fourteen million dollars, thanks to a very intelligent investment I made in a little biotech company a few years ago. As you might imagine, I rarely have trouble finding a date on Saturday night."

"Now that we've established my credentials to teach this class, let's get down to work. If you remember, in last time's class, I compared the vi text editor to a Ferrari, and showed you a few basic tricks designed to get you from point A to point B. But no one in their right mind uses a Ferrari just to go shopping for groceries - and so, in today's class, we're going to throw away the rule book, push the pedal to the floor, and indulge in some really dangerous driving. God, I'm really good with analogies..."

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RootPrompt.org: The VI Editor [Tutorial](Apr 05, 2000)
JustLinux.com: Introducing vi(Apr 01, 2000)
TheLinuxGurus.org: An Introduction to vi(Feb 13, 2000)
PSCU: Vi Strain(Nov 28, 1999)
linux.ie: vi tutorial, episode 2 - filters, word count and more(Oct 29, 1999)
Linux.ie: vi Tutorial(Sep 22, 1999)