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Introduction To Vi Editor

A Beginner Introduction to the Vi Editor

Vi (visual editor) is one of the most popular text editors that ships as the default text editor in most Linux/Unix operating systems. Note that the vi command is case sensitive on Linux/Unix. If you use VI, it will mean something different from the vi text editor. The current version of vi text editor is called vim (Vi Improved). On recent versions of Unix/Linux, vi is symlinked to vim. Hence, when you type vi, vim is opened by default. However on certain systems, you need to explicitly call vi or vim

A symlink or a Symbolic Link is simply enough a shortcut to another file. It is a file that points to another file.

In this tutorial on vi, we are going to cover the following;

  1. Understanding vi Modes
  2. Basic text editing Procedures
  • MODESINGLEPLAYER
  • TYPECCL
  • DIFFICULTYEASY
  • TIME60 MINUTES
  • COST10 CRYSTALS
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