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Old 09-02-2007, 04:21 AM   #1
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Leave vi mode without pressing enter ?

I found vi mode useful fom me(I used 'set -o vi'), but I want to leave it without pressing enter key(entering current command). How do I do that ?

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Any particular reason *why* you would want to do that?
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If you want to leave the insert mode, just press the "escape" key, like with the vi editor.

If you want to abort the current command edition, the simpler way is to press "Control-C".

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Old 11-12-2007, 07:44 PM   #4
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Escaping command line in linux terminal

12/11/07 20:20p
I have Ubuntu fawn(7.04) command lines in bash are by default in emacs mode
( use 'set -o emacs') to go to start of the command line use Ctrl-a
to the end Ctrl-e. To escape the command line without executing
use Ctrl-c in 'emacs' as well as in 'vi' additionally
Ctrl-x Ctrl-c also exits command(it's normal exit from emacs editor
don't forget save buffer Ctrl-x Ctrl-s.)



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Old 11-13-2007, 04:12 AM   #5
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with one hand

Will put you out of a saved document


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