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Linux Forums: Unlock the Power of VIM

Mar 23, 2007, 06:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Girish Venkatachalam)

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"vi editor is something that UNIX newbies often like to criticize. Until they learn it well and understand why vi is vi and not something else. It is a marvelous creation of Bill Joy and one cannot but think of it without a feeling of magic and spookiness.

"It has the same demonic characteristics of other UNIX concepts like daemons and pipes. It has a steep learning curve but it is worth the effort since the power and versatility of vi cannot be matched..."

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