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Old 05-14-2016, 09:45 PM   #1
babysteps123
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vi command


I not only did the vi tutor.vi but I also read man vi and I am still a little confused by this scenario which tells me to list the command to:

change from Command mode to Insert (Entry) Mode, and start entering text before the cursor, vi command:

wouldn't the correct answer just be the vi command i? or does it have to go further and be i (enter text) and <esc> to go back to command mode?
 
Old 05-14-2016, 09:58 PM   #2
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I normally use vim. I recommend it over vi; it really is "vi improved." I'm hardly expert, but I'm competent enough that vim is my now my preferred editor.

ESC-i will allow you to enter text one character before the current cursor position. (I have gotten into the habit of hitting ESC before I issue a command or enter text; some tutorials recommend that you hit ESC when you have completed your current operation. It is, methinks, whatever works for you, so long as you remember to ESC.)

This link should help: http://www.radford.edu/~mhtay/CPSC12...r_Commands.htm

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To enter text just type the 'i' key one time once vi opens.
 
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