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InSane103 07-09-2003 07:43 PM

VI text editor in command line
Ok, how do I save a file using the VI editor at command line level?
I tried ctrl + s, but the file froze, and I had to hit ctrl + alt + F1 to enter a new session and send the halt signal :mad:

Tinkster 07-09-2003 07:45 PM


Try man vi before you run it again ;)


InSane103 07-09-2003 07:48 PM

Heh, thanks.
I hit esc then type :wq ehy?
Ok.... hope I can get back into my graphical desktop now!

Tinkster 07-09-2003 08:19 PM

<esc> to get from any special mode
(like editing :D) into command mode,
so you can enter :(start a command)
w(write) q(quit) ... what always gets me
is that VI-users say emacs is crytpic ;)
just because it uses DIFFERENT funny
keystrokes ;)


moses 07-09-2003 09:04 PM

Ctrl-s is a scroll lock key sequence. Ctrl-q will unlock. . .
Unless something tells the OS to pass that ^s, it will always be a scroll lock, and the same for ^q.

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