CS 497C – Introduction to UNIX Lecture 8: The vi/vim Editor. Chin-Chih Chang [email protected] The vi/vim Editor. When you write some C or Java programs or shell (or perl ) scripts, or edit some system files, you need to use an editor.
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This is the vi editor
It is quite powerful.
It operates in three modes.
You can even escape to the UNIX shell.
It maintains 26 buffers
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