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Moving Cursor in File
Left	h
Right 	l
Up 	k
Down 	j
Beginning 	^ or B
end 	$
Next sentance 	)
Previous sentance 	(
Next 	}
Previous 	{
Go to end of file 	:$
on chacter forword 	:w
One word forword 	:W
go to a line number 	:line_number
display file info . 	^g
Inserting and appending text
inserts text to the left of cursor 	i
nserts in the beginning of line 	I
appends text to right of cursor 	a
appends to the end of line 	A
Adding new line
add a new line below the current line 	o
adds a new line above the current line. 	O
Deleting the text :
deletes text above the text 	x
deletes text character on right of cursor 	X
deletes line 20 	20d
deletes current line 	dd
delete till end of current line. 	D
Replacing a character & word
replace the character above the cursor. 	r
replces characters until Esc is pressed. 	R
replaces the word from cursor to the end indicated by $ sign . 	cw
replaces till end of line. 	C
subistutes current charcater. 	s
substitutes entire line. 	S
Undo last changes
undo last change. 	u
undo changes to the current line. 	U
Copy and pasting lines
copys the current line into buffer. 	yy
copies 5 lines from the current line. 	5yy
pastes the current buffer. 	p
Searches for the word name in the file 	:/name
n continues search forward. 	n
N searches backwards 	N
saves the text does not quit. 	:w
saves & quit the editor . 	:wq!
save 	ZZ
Quit without saving 	q!
Search & Replace 	s/<search>/<replace>/g .
Repeating last command 	.
Recovering a unsaved vi file. 	

vi -r filename 
vi.txt · Last modified: 2013/11/13 16:29 (external edit)