Small vi manual v0.9b
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To start vi,
type vi and the name of the file you wish to edit.
This can be a new file.
 
vi [file]
 
Commands
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Start editing, insert...................Esc i
Start editing, add......................Esc a
 
Insert a line (after this line).........Esc o
Insert a line (before this line)........Esc O (capital O not number 0)
 
Delete character to the right...........Esc x
Delete a character to the left..........Esc X
Delete this line........................Esc d d
 
Go to the start of the line.............Esc 0 (number 0 not capital O)
Go to the end of the line...............Esc $
 
Find....................................Esc :?[string]
Goto line...............................Esc :l[number]
 
Save the file...........................Esc :w
Save the read-only file (owner only)....Esc :w!
Save the file and exit..................Esc :wq
Exit WITHOUT SAVING.....................Esc :q!
 
Hannu Julen