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Vi commands

I wanted to get some type of Vi commands - for dummies crash couse.

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uppercut71412
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comfortjeaniusCommented:
Here some articles for assistance Vi Cheat Sheet and Vi Commands
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
vi <filename>
i - insert
(type some text)
<ESC> - go to command mode
:wq - write and quit vi

cursor movement:
i j k l - move cursor
$ - go to end of line
^ - go to beginning of line
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farzanjCommented:
Gerwin Jansen has given you the basic commands that you can use to pretty much use vi.  I'd only add the copy and paste to this list.

Copy -- yank
Copy 1 line
yy

Copy, say, 5 lines from my cursor
5yy

Cut: same as delete, only that in delete, you don't need to paste
1 line
dd

cut/delete say 5 lines
5dd

Paste after the current cursor location -- p
Paste before the current location          -- P

Visual mode:

Things get much easier with visual mode.
Highlight within a single line  -- v
Highlight multiple lines          -- V
And then you can use d or x to cut, y to yank (copy) and p to paste as usual.
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Dave GouldOnsite SupportCommented:
I'd also add change:

change word --- cw
change to end of line -- c$

replace a character -- r
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netcmhCommented:
@SouthMod, it doesn't seem that the asker understood your comment. I received an answer accepted at Wed 3/26/2014 11:38 AM EST. Possibly, the same comment being selected as the answer. I object, but I couldn't find the button. Thanks
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Dave GouldOnsite SupportCommented:
I must admit, I was a bit suprised to get all points for an "add-on". I would have thought that the points should have been split across all those that posted. Its also one of those questions where all posts are correct as there is no right or wrong answer.
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