You have already been introduced to the basic vi editing
This chapter expands on what you already know about editing.
Review of general command form.
Additional ways to enter vi.
Making use of buffers that store yanks and deletions.
Marking your place in a file.
In Chapter 2, Simple Editing ,
you learned the edit commands
as well as how to combine them with movements and numbers (such as
In Chapter 3, Moving Around in a Hurry ,
you added many more
movement commands to your repertoire.
Although the fact that you can combine edit commands with
movement is not a new concept to you,
gives you a feel for the many editing options you now have.
|Change||Delete||Copy||from Cursor to ...|
|top of screen|
|bottom of screen|
|column 5 of current line|
|second sentence following|
|end of file|
|line number 13|
Notice how all of the above sequences follow the general pattern:
number is the optional numeric argument.
command in this case is one of
text object is a movement command.