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go into insert mode, here you may use arrows to navigate text, and edit it with the keyboard as normal.
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go into insert mode, here you may use arrows to navigate text, and edit it with the keyboard as normal:
 
<pre>i</pre>  
 
<pre>i</pre>  
  
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WHEN NOT in insert mode you may use:
 
WHEN NOT in insert mode you may use:
  
write changes.
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write changes:
 
<pre:w  (then enter)</pre>  
 
<pre:w  (then enter)</pre>  
  
exit vi
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exit vi:
 
<pre>:q  (then enter)</pre>
 
<pre>:q  (then enter)</pre>
  
exit vi without saving changes.
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exit vi without saving changes:
 
<pre>:q!  (then enter)</pre>
 
<pre>:q!  (then enter)</pre>
  
  
Examples of usage...
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Example of usage...
  
 
<pre>[root@localhost ~]# vi /README.txt</pre>
 
<pre>[root@localhost ~]# vi /README.txt</pre>

Revision as of 22:56, 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)


Example 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!