vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference: Support for every text editing task (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Jan 10, 2011 - Computers - 94 pages
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Many Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X geeks enjoy using the powerful, platform-agnostic text editors vi and Vim, but there are far too many commands for anyone to remember. Author Arnold Robbins has chosen the most valuable commands for vi, Vim, and vi's main clones—vile, elvis, and nvi—and packed them into this easy-to-browse pocket reference. You'll find commands for all kinds of editing tasks, such as programming, modifying system files, and writing and marking up articles.

This second edition includes:

  • Command-line options
  • vi commands and set options
  • Input mode shortcuts
  • Substitution and regular expressions
  • ex commands and options
  • Initialization and recovery
  • Enhanced tags and tag stacks
  • A greatly expanded section on Vim commands and options
  • Additional features in vile, elvis, and nvi
  • Internet resources for vi
  • A full index
  

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I finally decided to learn a console based text editor. I decided on Vim because it is a favorite amongst those that use ruby and go, and also Vi/Vim emphasizes minimalism in contrast to emacs. Being ... Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

I finally decided to learn a console based text editor. I decided on Vim because it is a favorite amongst those that use ruby and go, and also Vi/Vim emphasizes minimalism in contrast to emacs. Being ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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