Solved

Vi commands for Fedora 2

Posted on 2004-10-06
3
1,759 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
This is a ridiculous question but I cannot find any documentation and 'man vi' doesn't provide much help.
But I'm using Fedora 2 and I need help with editting commands.  In Rh 9.0, to edit a file its 'vi <file_name> then you press 'i' to edit the file (insert, delete, etc).  So what is the command to edit/manipulate a file in Fedora 2??
Vi version is 6.2

Thanks for the help.
Chigs
0
Comment
Question by:chigs20
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
owensleftfoot earned 200 total points
ID: 12240080
Its the same. You can run the command vimtutor for a basic tutorial or press esc,:help & enter to get help from within vi. For basic editing its vi filename, i to insert as you said and :wq to write the file and exit.
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:avizit
ID: 12240830
In Fedora , "vi" might be a link to "vim" which is basically VI Improved(?)

so you can check vim manpage , anyway almost all of the commands should be the same

you can check vim manpage at

http://www.netadmintools.com/html/1vi.man.html
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:mmartha
ID: 12241088
Actually, yes, VIM stands for Vi IMproved.

Some usefull commands can be found here:
http://www.geocities.com/h2lee/vim.html

and for unix vi... http://www.chem.brown.edu/instructions/vi.html

which should be practically the same, but maybe you find some differences.

good luck. :)
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
The purpose of this article is to fix the unknown display problem in Linux Mint operating system. After installing the OS if you see Display monitor is not recognized then we can install "MESA" utilities to fix this problem or we can install additio…
Learn how to navigate the file tree with the shell. Use pwd to print the current working directory: Use ls to list a directory's contents: Use cd to change to a new directory: Use wildcards instead of typing out long directory names: Use ../ to move…
This tutorial covers a step-by-step guide to install VisualVM launcher in eclipse.
Suggested Courses

631 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question