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Originally posted by wogga I was going through a book
"The complete idiot's guide to Linux "
good for newbies
i was going through the basics of vi
it says shift+h places teh cursor at the begining of the file
shoft+l takes you to te last line of the current file.
however when i tried it out
i found that shift+h goes one character left and shift+l goes one character right.
are there different versions of vi?
There are and at times some distros don't even use or install vi any longer, they might link to another program instead, like joe or jed, etc. One of the many other editors and many vi clones as well out there. What distro are you using?
If you do "type -a vi" it should tell you if your vi is an alias to another application.
It could, however, be a symlink to another application, in which case type won't help. If "type -a" comes up with something like "/usr/bin/vi" you can then do "ls -l /usr/bin/vi" to see if it's a link.