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LEARNING THE VI EDITIOR 6/ED (English) 6th Edition

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ISBN: 9788173660610    Publisher: Shroff/o\'reilly (1998) Year of publishing: 1998     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 352        Language: English
For many users, working in the Unix environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most Unix systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features. Learning...Read more
For many users, working in the Unix environment means using vi, a full-screen text editor available on most Unix systems. Even those who know vi often make use of only a small number of its features. Learning the vi Editor is a complete guide to text editing with vi. Topics new to the sixth edition include multiscreen editing and coverage of four viclones: vim, elvis, nvi and vile and their enhancements to vi, such as multi-window editing, GUI interfaces, extended regular expressions and enhancements for programmers. A new appendix describes vi's place in the Unix and Internet cultures. Quickly learn the basics of editing, cursor movement and global search and replacement. Then take advantage of the more subtle power of vi. Extend your editing skills by learning to use ex, a powerful line editor, from within vi. For easy reference, the sixth edition also includes a command summary at the end of each appropriate chapter. Topics covered include: Basic editing. Moving around in a hurry. Beyond the basics. Greater power with ex. Global search and replacement. Customizing vi and ex. Command shortcuts. Introduction to the vi clones' extensions. The nvi, elvis, vim and vile editors. Quick reference to vi and ex commands. vi and the Internet
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About the author: Lamb
Linda Lamb is an editor with O'Reilly and Associates, currently working on a new series of in-depth, consumer health books, Patient Centered Guides. She has worked... Read more
Linda Lamb is an editor with O'Reilly and Associates, currently working on a new series of in-depth, consumer health books, Patient Centered Guides. She has worked with O'Reilly for 14 years in various guises, including technical writer, editor of technical books and marketing manager. Vi is still her favorite text editor by far. It's fast, powerful and ergonomic. Arnold Robbins an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.
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