Sunday, August 10, 2008

Vi: Start-up, Modes, Save and Quit

Vi: Start-up, Modes, Save and Quit

Vi: Start-up, Modes, Save and Quit

To enter Vi type:

 vi FILENAME

Vi has two modes: Normal (command) mode and edit mode.

 Switch to normal mode:     <ESC>
Switch to edit mode: i or a

Getting out of Vi (change to normal mode <ESC>):

 Exit Vi:                       :q
Exit Vi (ignore changes): :q!
Save: :w
Save and Exit: :wq

Switch to (edit) an other file:

:edit FILENAME

Getting help:

:help topic

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