vi – the powerful Linux/Unix text editor

2010-05-12 189 words 1 min read

We will talk about some vi stuff today:

Some fun first–>
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Ok, coming to serious things-
3) Linux cheat sheet:
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Commands and tips:
6) Something that is difficult to find on the net is : how to create a numbered list in vi/vim? Simple, we will use macro's
To do this:
a> type number and terminatory ex: 1)
b> start recording using qa  . This will record the macro in a.
c> yank the line with yy
d> goto next line
e> press a to increment the number
f> End the macro recording with q
g> Play the macro with numner of times to repeat the actions. Example press 11@a
7) For repeating the last command you can use
8) You can put your vim settings in ~/vimrc and this can containg things like "set nu" and any other configuration.
9) Adding date in vi : :r! date
10) There is a variant of vi known as elvis which is quite nice
11) Similarly for viewing binary file there is a variant called bvi

Tags: Linux Vim Tips


Authored By Amit Agarwal

Amit Agarwal, Linux and Photography are my hobbies.Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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