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Quick reference for basic editing in vi
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== Quick reference for basic editing in vi ==
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go into insert mode, here you may use arrows to navigate text, and edit it with the keyboard as normal.
 
go into insert mode, here you may use arrows to navigate text, and edit it with the keyboard as normal.

Revision as of 22:54, 10 April 2015

Quick reference for basic editing in vi

go into insert mode, here you may use arrows to navigate text, and edit it with the keyboard as normal.

i

Esc (the escape key) = exit insert mode


WHEN NOT in insert mode you may use:

write changes. <pre:w (then enter)</pre>

exit vi

:q   (then enter)

exit vi without saving changes.

:q!   (then enter)


Examples of usage...

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