Difference between revisions of "Vi"

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(Just thought this was needed.... probably going to link to this a LOT.)
 
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:q (then enter) = exit vi
 
:q (then enter) = exit vi
 
:q! (then enter) = exit vi without saving changes.
 
:q! (then enter) = exit vi without saving changes.
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Examples of usage...
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<pre>[root@localhost ~]# vi /README.txt</pre>
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<pre>i
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This is my first readme file, wrote with vi!
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Esc
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:w
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:q</pre>
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[root@localhost ~]# cat /README.txt
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this is my first readme file, wrote with vi!</pre>

Revision as of 22:50, 10 April 2015

Quick reference for basic editing in vi


i = go into insert mode, here you may use arrows to navigate text, and edit it with the keyboard as normal. Esc (the escape key) = exit insert mode

WHEN NOT in insert mode you may use

w (then enter) = write changes.
q (then enter) = exit vi
q! (then enter) = exit vi without saving changes.


Examples of usage...

[root@localhost ~]# vi /README.txt
i
This is my first readme file, wrote with vi!
Esc
:w
:q

[root@localhost ~]# cat /README.txt this is my first readme file, wrote with vi!</pre>