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

[ Thanks to Randy
for this link. ]

“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…”


Related Story:

DevShed: Vi 101
(Mar 28, 2000)

Real vi Tutorials:

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)
Vi Strain
(Nov 28, 1999)

linux.ie: vi tutorial, episode 2 – filters, word count and
(Oct 29, 1999)
vi Tutorial
(Sep 22, 1999)

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