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vi - Vi Reference Card Modes Vi has two modes insertion...

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Vi Reference Card Modes Vi has two modes: insertion mode, and command mode. The editor begins in command mode, where cursor move- ment and text deletion and pasting occur. Insertion mode begins upon entering an insertion or change command. [ESC] returns the editor to command mode (where you can quit, for example by typing :q! ). Most commands execute as soon as you type them except for “colon” commands which execute when you press the return key. Quitting exit, saving changes :x quit (unless changes) :q quit (force, even if unsaved) :q! Inserting text insert before cursor, before line i , I append after cursor, after line a , A open new line after, line before o , O replace one char, many chars r , R Motion left, down, up, right h , j , k , l next word, blank delimited word w , W beginning of word, of blank delimited word b , B end of word, of blank delimited word e , E sentence back, forward ( , ) paragraph back, forward { , } beginning, end of line 0 , $ beginning, end of file 1G , G line n n G or : n forward, back to char c f c , F c forward, back to before char c t c , T c
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