GNULinux.com: A Quick & Dirty Vi Tutorial
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"Vi, an exellent text editor included with Linux, is an exellent
break from multi-megabyte word processing applications and
bloatware but is not known as the most 'user friendly' application
in the world. Let's take a few minutes to check out common vi
editing commands and tricks to make you more competent with
undoubtedly the most prolific editor for UN*X based systems."
"Vi uses different modes to assist you in editing files. When
you edit or open a file with vi (by entering vi), you're in command
mode. In this mode, all the keys on the keyboard have special
commands, for example, the i,a, and o keys will change you into
insert mode. In insert mode, you can directly edit a file. To
return to command mode, just tap on the key."
"With this list of commands, you should be able to start
using vi. If you experiment on your own and read up on the man page
you be an expert in in no time."