vi Editor Pocket Reference (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jan 18, 1999 - Computers - 80 pages
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For many users, working in the UNIX environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most UNIX systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features.The vi Editor Pocket Reference is a companion volume to O'Reilly's updated sixth edition of Learning the vi Editor, a complete guide to text editing with vi. New topics in Learning the vi Editor include multi-screen editing and coverage of four vi clones: vim,elvis, nvi, and vile.This small book is a handy reference guide to the information in the larger volume, presenting movement and editing commands, the command-line options, and other elements of the vi editor in an easy-to-use tabular format.

  

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Contents

Input Mode Shortcuts
8
Substitution and Regular Expressions
10
ex Commands
15
Initialization and Recovery
19
vi Options
20
Enhanced Tags and Tag Stacks
22
nviNew vi
23
elvis
28
vimvi Improved
35
vilevi Like Emacs
50
Clone Source and Contact Information
57
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.

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