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A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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6. The vim Editor

This chapter begins with a history and description of vi, the original, powerful, sometimes cryptic, interactive, visually oriented text editor. The chapter continues with a tutorial that explains how to use vim (vi improved—a vi clone supplied with or available for most Linux distributions) to create and edit a file. Much of the tutorial and the balance of the chapter apply to vi and other vi clones. ...

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