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Speaking UNIX: The new and improved Vim editor

Aug 19, 2008, 20:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Cormany)

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"Editing a compressed file: To conserve space on a system, administrators often compress log files or other large files. It never fails: A file is compressed, and then someone asks you, "Hey, can you take a look at this log from two months ago?" Rather than decompressing the file, and then editing it with vi, Vim can edit the compressed file. Vim can handle editing files compressed with bzip2, gzip, and zip."

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