Every time I try to edit a file in Unix using vi, I end up corrupting the file rather than “editing” it.
To get out of the mess I resort to q! command which helps me to exit from editor without saving the modifications. Incidentally this command (q!) happens to be one of the most used commands by me 🙁
An alternative to avoid this mess is to start the XServer and use gedit/kate to edit the file. However this is not suitable if you want to quickly make few changes in the file.
So I have decided to master vi in one week (hopefully it should be enough).
If you are also in a similar soup and want to learn vi, try out these links
Also this graphical cheat sheet should come in handy !
There is a tutorial based on the graphical cheat sheet. You can find it here
If you know any other good sources of information to learn vi, let me know 🙂
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see http://www.vim.org and includes vi for windows. After installing, the vim tutor is a great place to start.
kongmeg, thanks for that link 🙂
I saw your comments and reference on a blog site, but could not reach the original vi/vim reference at: http://www.viemu.com/vi-vim-cheat-sheet.gif
Would you have another link or copy to forward? Thanks in advance. Enjoyed the graphical cheat sheet!
thanks for the GREAT post! Very useful…