[SATLUG] vi editor

Henry Pugsley henry.pugsley at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 13:21:59 CDT 2011


On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 3:05 PM, Rick Gray <rlgray at live.com> wrote:

>
> greetings all,
>
> I'm a new student to Linux, using Fedora 14.  One of our assignment in
> class was to familiarize ourselves
> with the vi editor.  I had no problem getting in and creating a letter, but
> once I tried to leave with the shift semicolon
> and typed 'q' enter to quit. it would not leave or save the file.  I think
> the q command is some other kind of
> command I don't understand.  Could use a little professional help.
>
>
I recommend installing and using vimtutor to help learn all of the
commands.  It explains and shows you how to use most of the commands, and
after the first lesson (6 pages) you will know all of the basic navigation
and editing commands.  Very useful program.

-Henry


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