h j k l move cursor left, down, up, right 3w 2b move cursor three words forward, two words back ^ $ move cursor to beginning/end of line G 1G move cursor to last line/line 1
r replace one character J join two lines
x xp delete one character; transpose two characters dd 3dd ddp delete one line/three lines; transpose two lines d^ d$ delete to beginning/end of line dG delete to end of file
. repeat last change u undo last change
yy 5yy yank copy of line/of five lines into temp. buffer p P put contents of temp. buffer after/before current line "a2yy yank copy of two lines into named buffer "a "b3dd yank three deleted lines into named buffer "b "ap "bp put contents of named buffer "a or "b after current line
i I insert before cursor/at beginning of line a A append after cursor/at end of line o O open new line below/above cursor cw 3cw change word; change three words R replace entire line(s) ('big overstrike')
To return to command mode: use Esc
:set nu :set nonu display line numbers; stop display of line numbers :set all :set list show all option settings; display invisible characters
:w :w newfile write buffer to disk; write buffer to 'newfile' :wq :q! write buffer to disk and quit vi; quit vi (forced) :1,10w nextfile write lines 1-10 of current file out to 'nextfile'
/[Aa]nd search forward for pattern 'And/and' with wrap around ?text search backward for pattern 'text' with wrap around n N go to next/previous occurrence of pattern
:e! restore current file, disregarding changes :e newfile discard current file and edit 'newfile' :e # edit last file edited :r memo read in and insert file 'memo' at cursor position :r !cmd read in and insert output from UNIX command :! lp % print current file on default printer :1,$s/[Aa]nd/AND/g throughout file globally substitute pattern 'and' or 'And' by 'AND'
To get command performed and/or to return to command mode: use Return
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Author: Drs.M.Waldorp-Bonk; viref 20000703