Vi/Elvis Editing and Cursor Position at End of Line?
When I am using vi (which I think invokes elvis by default on Slackware 13.37) I am able to insert text as expected but when I edit out typos by using ESC x the cursor movement key l as well as $ places the cursor on the last letter rather than beyond it therefore forcing me to insert any new text to the left of the last letter essentially forcing a typo unless I delete back all the way to a space. I hope I was able to explain this right. The actual arrow key will usually allow me to go beyond the last letter, but not always.
To help explain what I am doing:
This is text with a tttypog
I fix it with ESC x
This is a text with a typog
but ESC l or ESC $ allows me only to move the cursor to the g thus forcing me to insert any new text only to the left of the g
This is a text with a typorapicalg
Am I doing something wrong?
Try ESC a
If you want to append text to a line use a instead of i to activate the insert mode. That will place the cursor right to the last character. Works that way in Vim, don't know about Vi, but I think that should be the same.
It's 'A' not 'a' that you want.
i = insert before character under cursor
a = insert after character under cursor
A = insert (append) at the end of line (short-cut for $a)
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