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Learning the vi and Vim Editors, 7th Edition by Linda Lamb, Elbert Hannah, Arnold Robbins

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vi Web Sites

There are two primary vi-related web sites, the vi Lover’s Home Page, by Thomer M. Gil, and the Vi Pages, by Sven Guckes. Each contains a large number of links to interesting vi-related items.

The vi Lover’s Home Page

The vi Lover’s Home Page can be found at http://www.thomer.com/vi/vi.html. This site contains the following items:

  • A table of all known vi clones, with links to the source code or binary distributions

  • Links to other vi sites, including the Vi Pages, by Sven Guckes

  • A large number of links to vi documentation, manuals, help, and tutorials, at a number of different levels

  • vi macros for writing HTML documents and solving the Towers of Hanoi, and FTP sites for other macro sets

  • Miscellaneous vi links: poems, a story about the “real history” of vi, vi versus Emacs discussions, and vi coffee mugs (see the section vi for Java Lovers)

There are other things there, too; this makes a great starting point.

The Vi Pages

The Vi Pages can be found at http://www.vi-editor.org.[77] This site contains the following items:

  • A detailed comparison of options and features among different vi clones

  • Screenshots of different versions of vi

  • A table listing many vi clones, as well as a list with contact information (name, address, URL) for the clones

  • Pointers to several FAQ files

  • Some cute quotes about vi, such as the one that opened this chapter

  • Other links, including a link to the vi coffee mugs

The vi Lover’s Home Page refers to this web site as “the only Vi site on this planet better than the ...

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