Jan 30, 2009

VIM some commands

vi testing.txt
will open a testing.txt text file in the current directory.

press i
It will cause vim to go to insert mode.

press escape
This will cause you to come into command mode out of writing inside the text file.

This will help you to exit vi with saving on the file lines i have written.

:wq filename.extension
this will save the file with the name filename and with extension.

vi +36 foo.c
Start at line number 36 in foo.c

If you are already in the vi
G to go to the end of file

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