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January 27, 2011

vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference, Second Edition--New from O'Reilly

vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference, Second Edition

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Sebastopol, CA—Many Unix, Linux, and Mac OS X geeks enjoy using the powerful, platform-agnostic text editors vi and Vim, but there are far too many commands for anyone to remember. Author Arnold Robbins has chosen the most valuable commands for vi, Vim, and vi's main clones—vile, elvis, and nvi—and packed them into this easy-to-browse book: vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference, Second Edition (O'Reilly Media, $14.49 USD). You'll find commands for all kinds of editing tasks, such as programming, modifying system files, and writing and marking up articles.

This second edition includes:

  • Command-line options
  • vi commands and set options
  • Input mode shortcuts
  • Substitution and regular expressions
  • ex commands and options
  • Initialization and recovery
  • Enhanced tags and tag stacks
  • A greatly expanded section on Vim commands and options
  • Additional features in vile, elvis, and nvi
  • Internet resources for vi
  • A full index

For a review copy or more information please email gretchen@oreilly.com. Please include your delivery address and contact information.

About the Author

Arnold Robbins is a professional programmer and technical author who has worked with Unix systems since 1980 and has been using AWK since 1987. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. Arnold is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor.

View Arnold Robbins's full profile page.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920010913

vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference, Second Edition vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference, Second Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
By Arnold Robbins
Print ISBN: 9781449392178   Ebook ISBN: 9781449392185  
Pages: 94
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