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Old 10-18-2003, 12:41 PM   #1
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Question vi problem

I am having a very tough time figuring out why it is doing this... I just bought SuSe linux 8.2 personal and I installed and everything went fine..But there is one thing.. Whenever i create a file and try to edit it afterwards , it simply wont let me back space or remove any text.. I don't know why.. Im sure the permissions are right so that isn't an issue.. Anyone have any suggestions ?
Old 10-18-2003, 12:45 PM   #2
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I'm not a star in using VIM either, but here's a nice easy command-line text editor.
Old 10-18-2003, 12:56 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

Are you in insert mode? Press i to enter insert mode or use x to delete a character.

Vi has 2 main modes - insert and control which is differnet to most editors you really need to understand these first. There are a few good tutorials for vi such as:
Old 10-18-2003, 01:44 PM   #4
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Midnight Commander (mc) is very easy too.

Anyway, if you want to learn more.. you could get VIM and once it's installed, type "vimtutor".


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