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Ok, say, I am editing the following file with VIM (vi improved) and I want to insert <li> tag
in the beginning of line 5-7, how do I do this?  Be aware that I do not need <li> tag in
the beginning of lines 1-4 and 8-9

1 <html><head><title>Test</title></head>
2 <body>
3 Here is the points:
4 <ul>
5       Point 1;
6       Point 2;
7       Point 3;
8 </ul>
9 </body></html>


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after get into your vi editor use "i" for insert, "a" for append will do the job. and you can also try this vi reference http://www.rru.com/~meo/useful/vi/vi.rm.html
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4ji<li><Esc>j0.j0.

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:4,7s/^/<li>
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