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Old 04-28-2002, 10:08 PM   #1
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Instructions in use of vi text editor


Where would a Linux newbie go to find instructions on the use of the vi text editor?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-28-2002, 10:13 PM   #2
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here is a good link: http://www.eng.hawaii.edu/Tutor/vi.html
 
Old 04-28-2002, 10:59 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for the info. Just what I was looking for.



 
Old 04-29-2002, 09:53 AM   #4
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If you want additional info. check the How To.... for vi. You'll find one in your Linux distro.

 
Old 04-29-2002, 10:34 AM   #5
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I don't want to appear too dense, but where in RH 7.2 would I find the documentation on vi? Believe me, I am very new to Linux and to RH.

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Old 04-29-2002, 10:46 AM   #6
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Ok,
few pointers, at the command prompt type; man vi
This is going to bring up the manual for vi. You can read this. Any time you want to quit vi press q for quit. If you want to find out where your how to's are located, try the find command.
At your prompt type; find /etc -name how* -print
I know this may look a little confusing but what you are telling Linux here is to find under /etc the -name how* (the wild card, asterisk is to match any following carachters) and -print the path where you can find it. I hope this helps. Let me know.


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Old 04-30-2002, 09:49 AM   #7
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Thank you Abrakadabra, I really appreciate getting as much info that I can to study and read. The more knowledge I gain about Linux the more I become less dependent on M$......and I like that.
The sooner the better!
 
Old 05-02-2002, 03:36 AM   #8
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http://mmdc.net/h/qdvi.html has a good simple tutorial. Command reference manual at: http://mmdc.net/h/vi.html
 
  


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