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the vi editor that edquota uses

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ok...*sigh* can anyone please give me the commands I need to get around in this editor or tell me how to specify jed as my editor? I do not mind usin vi but I do not know how... I basically need to know how to quit, make changes, save all that stuff for editing quotas...
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OK here goes. There are two modes in VI - interactive and command. To change things or insert characters use (i) to insert a charatcter and then type what you want. To save type [esc] then [w]then enter. To quit type [esc] then q then enter. To save changes and quit type [esc] then wq then enter. To move from interactive mode (ie able to type things) to command mode press [esc]. To delete a word go to command mode and then type d then w. To remove a whole line type d then d. To remove 1 letter after the cursor type d then 1 then l. To remove two characters after the cursor type d then 2 then l. The same goes for words ie to delete two words type d 2 w. If you need more help than this e-mail me at jasons@aone.com.au and I'll see if I can mail you the whole tutorial on vi that I have written for my office,

Regards,

Jason
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THANK YOU you are a life (or sanity) saver heheh
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