How to Use vi

(A vi Tutorial)

This tutorial is intended as a gentle introduction to vi for people who are entirely new to it as well as for people who have tried it and found it to be frustrating or incomprehensible. This tutorial may also be of use as a review for intermediate level users. For people new to vi, it is best to study each chapter in the order presented.

(1) Introduction

(2) History

(3) Features

(4) Opening and Closing Files

(5) Entering Text

(6) Editing Text

(7) Searching and Replacing

(8) Working With Multiple Files

(9) Additional Operations

(10) Summary of Commands

(11) Clones

(12) Additional Resources

Created March 6, 2004. Copyright © 2004. All Rights Reserved.