[SATLUG] vi editor

Greg Willden gwillden at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 09:39:16 CDT 2011


Hi Sean,
Yeah.  I'm in the Emacs camp but I'm not into flame wars about it.
Greg Willden

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 8:33 PM, Crandall, Sean <scrandall at jw.com> wrote:

> One other thing. If you just typed "vi" in a command line to open it, then
> the buffer doesn't have a name. So you would have to type something like ":w
> newfile.txt" which will write the buffer out to "newfile.txt". Then type
> ":q" to quit.
>
> And what - no emacs trolls who have yet to see the light of the One True
> Editor?
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On
> Behalf Of Steev Klimaszewski
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:01 PM
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] vi editor
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> On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 4:41 PM, Craig <sargonemail at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue Sep 13 15:10:32 CDT 2011 Rabie Khabouze wrote:
> > ...
> >>  ESC to escape INSERT mode then :q to quit if you did not
> >>  modify the file if you did type :q! to save modification use :x  or
> >> press Shift+zz
> >>
> >> check out man vi for more info
> > ...
> > ESC to escape insert mode then typing :help usually works (assuming
> > the vi helpfile package was installed).
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> :x will save and exit as well, if you feel like being lazy and typing
> 1 less character
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