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4 zhen 1.2 <guide link = "/doc/en/vi-guide.xml">
5 drobbins 1.1 <title>Learning vi -- the "cheatsheet" technique</title>
6     <author title="Author"><mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail></author>
7     <author title="Author"><mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail></author>
8 bennyc 1.7 <author title="Editor"><mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail></author>
9 drobbins 1.1 <abstract>This guide will teach you how to use vi, using a cheat sheet method to accelerate the learning process. This will be the first guide for vi, catering to beginners.</abstract>
10 bennyc 1.7 <version>1.1.2</version>
11 swift 1.8 <date>October 4, 2003</date>
12 drobbins 1.1
13     <chapter>
14     <title>Getting Started</title>
15     <section>
16     <title>Introduction</title>
17     <body>
18     <p>
19 vapier 1.5 This tutorial will show you how to use vi, a powerful visual editor. Using a
20 drobbins 1.1 special accelerated "cheat sheet" method, this tutorial is designed to make you
21     a proficient vi user without requiring a huge time commitment. In this vi
22     tutorial, you'll learn how to move around, edit text, use insert mode, copy and
23     paste text, and use important vim extensions like visual mode and multi-window
24     editing.
25 vapier 1.5 </p>
26     <p>
27 drobbins 1.1 If you either don't know or aren't comfortable using vi, then you owe it to yourself
28     to take this tutorial and get up to speed with one of the most popular and powerful
29 vapier 1.5 Linux/UNIX visual editing programs.
30     </p>
31 drobbins 1.1
32     </body>
33     </section>
34     <section>
35     <title>About the guide</title>
36     <title>Learning vi -- accelerated</title>
37     <body>
38     <p>
39     There's one thing in particular that makes it difficult to learn vi -- vi has lots of commands.
40     In order to use vi effectively, you need to memorize quite a few. This can take a long time, and
41     one of the goals of this tutorial is not to take up a lot of your time. So, initially, we have
42     a challenge -- how exactly do I help you to memorize lots of commands in a short period of time?
43     </p>
44     <p>
45     To tackle this challenge, as we proceed through this tutorial, we're going to gradually put together
46     a vi "cheat sheet". This sheet will contain all the important vi commands. After you've completed
47     this tutorial, you'll be able to refer to this cheat sheet if you forget a particular command.
48     Over time, as you memorize commands, you'll gradually become less and less dependent on the cheat sheet.
49     By using the cheat-sheet technique, you'll be able to learn how to use vi faster than ever possible
50     before!
51     </p>
52     </body>
53     </section>
54     <section>
55     <title>The learning process</title>
56     <body>
57    
58     <p>In this guide, I'm going to use several techniques to help you learn.
59     First, I'm going to describe how a particular command works, as you'd expect. Then, I'm going
60     to ask you to try to use the command in vi (for practice), and then I'm going to ask you to transcribe
61     the command to the cheat sheet (for later reference.) If you want to learn vi quickly, it's important
62     that you perform all these steps. Trying out a command in vi and transcribing
63     the command onto your cheat sheet will help you to memorize the command.
64     </p>
65     </body>
66     </section>
67     <section>
68     <title>Introducing vim</title>
69     <body>
70    
71     <p>There are many versions of vi, and I'm going to be showing you how to use a
72     version of vi called "vim". vim is very popular and has a number of extensions
73     that make vi a lot nicer (whenever I demonstrate a vim-specific command, I'll
74 bennyc 1.7 make a note of it.) If you need to install vim, you can get it from <uri link="http://www.vim.org/">www.vim.org</uri>.
75 drobbins 1.1 In addition to an enhanced
76     command-line vi, vim also comes with gvim, a nice graphical editor which can be
77     configured to use the excellent GTK+ gui library. Here's a gvim screenshot
78     from my system:</p>
79    
80 rajiv 1.6 <figure link="http://www.ibiblio.org/web-gentoo/images/vishot.png" short="screenshot" caption="VIM screenshot"/>
81 drobbins 1.1
82     <p>If you're a vi newbie, try to get gvim running on your system. Using vi
83     from a gui can make things a bit easier for beginners.</p>
84    
85     </body>
86     </section>
87     </chapter>
88     <chapter>
89     <title>First Steps</title>
90     <section>
91     <title>Pick a file</title>
92     <body>
93     <p>Before using vi to edit files, you need to know how to use vi to move around in
94     a file. vi has a lot of movement commands, and we're going to take a look at many
95     of them. For this part of the tutorial, find an unimportant text file and load it into
96     vi by typing:</p>
97     <pre>
98     $ vi myfile.txt
99     </pre><p>
100     If you have vim installed, type "vim myfile.txt". If you'd prefer to use gvim, type
101     "gvim myfile.txt". myfile.txt should be the name of a text file on your system.
102     </p>
103     </body>
104     </section>
105    
106     <section>
107     <title>Inside vi</title>
108     <body>
109    
110     <p>After vi loads, you should see a part of the text file you loaded on your screen.
111     Congratulations -- you're in vi! Unlike many editors, when vi starts up, it is in
112     a special mode called "command mode". This means that if you press "l" on the keyboard,
113     instead of inserting an "l" into the file at the current cursor position, the cursor
114     will move one character to the right instead. In command mode, the
115     characters on your keyboard are used to send commands to vi rather than insert literal
116     characters into the text. One of the most essential types of commands are movement commands;
117     let's take a look at some.</p>
118    
119     </body>
120     </section>
121     </chapter>
122     <chapter>
123     <title>Moving around</title>
124     <section>
125     <title>Moving in vi, part 1</title>
126     <body>
127    
128     <p>When in command mode, you can use the <c>h</c>,<c>j</c>,<c>k</c> and <c>l</c> keys to move the cursor left,
129     down, up and right respectively. If you're using a modern version of vi, you can also
130     use the arrow keys for this purpose. The <c>h</c>,<c>j</c>,<c>k</c> and <c>l</c> keys are handy because once
131     you're comfortable with them, you'll be able to move around in the file without moving
132     your fingers from the home keyboard row. Try using <c>h</c>,<c>j</c>,<c>k</c> and <c>l</c> (and the arrow keys) to move
133     around in the text file. Try using <c>h</c> until you get to the beginning of a line. Notice that
134     vi doesn't allow you to "wrap around" to the previous line by hitting <c>h</c> while you're on the first
135     character. Likewise, you can't "wrap around" to the next line by hitting <c>l</c> at the end of a line.
136     </p>
137    
138     </body>
139     </section>
140     <section>
141     <title>Moving in vi, part 2</title>
142     <body>
143    
144     <p>vi offers special shortcuts for jumping to the beginning or end of the current line. You can
145     press <c>0</c> (zero) to jump to the first character of a line, and <c>$</c> to jump to the last character of the line.
146     Try 'em and see. Since vi has so many handy movement commands, it makes a great "pager" (like the
147     more or less commands.) Using vi as a pager will also help you to learn all the movement
148     commands very quickly.</p>
149    
150     <p>You can also use <c>&lt;CTR&gt;F</c> and <c>&lt;CTR&gt;B</c> to move forwards and backwards a page at a time.
151     Modern versions of vi (like vim) will also allow you to use the PGUP and PGDOWN keys for this purpose.
152     </p>
153    
154     </body>
155     </section>
156     <section>
157     <title>Word moves, part 1</title>
158     <body>
159     <p>vi also allows you to move to the left or right by word increments. To move to the <i>first</i> character of the
160     next word, press <c>w</c>. To move to the <i>last</i> character of the next word, press <c>e</c>. To move to the first character
161     of the <i>previous</i> word, press <c>b</c>. Test 'em out.</p>
162     </body>
163     </section>
164    
165     <section>
166     <title>Word moves, part 2</title>
167     <body>
168     <p>After playing around with the word movement commands, you may have noticed that vi
169     considers words like "foo-bar-oni" as five separate words! This is because by default,
170     vi delimits words by spaces <i>or</i> punctuation. foo-bar-oni is therefore considered
171     five words: "foo","-","bar","-" and "oni".</p>
172     <p>Sometimes, this is what you want, and sometimes it isn't. Fortunately, vi also
173     understands the concept of a "bigword". vi delimits bigwords by <i>spaces or newlines only</i>.
174     This means that while foo-bar-oni is considered five vi words, it's considered only one
175     vi bigword.</p>
176    
177     </body>
178     </section>
179     <section>
180     <title>Word moves, part 3</title>
181     <body>
182     <p>To jump around to the next and previous bigword, you can use a <i>capitalized</i>
183     word move command. Use <c>W</c> to jump to the first character of the next bigword, <c>E</c> to jump
184     to the last character of the next bigword, and <c>B</c> to jump to the first character
185     of the previous bigword. Test 'em out, and compare the matching word and bigword movement
186     commands until you understand their differences.
187     </p>
188    
189    
190     </body>
191     </section>
192     <section>
193     <title>Bigger moves</title>
194     <body>
195     <p>We just have a few more commands to cover before it's time to start puting together our
196     cheat sheet. You can use the <c>(</c> and <c>)</c> characters to move to the beginning of the previous and next sentence.
197     In addition, you can hit <c>{</c> or <c>}</c> to jump to the beginning of the current paragraph, and the beginning of the
198     next. Test 'em out.</p>
199    
200     </body>
201     </section>
202     </chapter>
203     <chapter>
204     <title>quiting</title>
205     <section>
206     <title>Quitting</title>
207     <body>
208     <p>We've covered the basic movement commands, but there are another couple of commands that you need
209     to know. Typing <c>:q</c> will quit vi. If this doesn't work, then you probably accidentally modified the file
210     in some way. To tell vi to quit, throwing away any changes, type <c>:q!</c>. You should now be at the command
211     prompt.</p>
212    
213     <p>In vi, any command that begins with a ":" is said to be an <i>ex-mode</i> command. This is because vi
214     has a built-in non-visual editor called <e>ex</e>. It can be used similarly to sed to perform line-based
215     editing operations. In addition, it can also be used to quit, as we've just seen. If you ever hit
216     the <c>Q</c> key while in command mode, you'll be transported to ex mode. If this ever happens to you , you'll
217     be confronted with a : prompt, and hitting enter will scroll the entire screen upwards. To get back
218     to good 'ol vi mode, simply type vi and hit enter.</p>
219    
220     </body>
221     </section>
222     </chapter>
223     <chapter>
224     <title>The Cheat Sheet</title>
225     <section>
226     <title>The beginnings of the cheat sheet</title>
227     <body>
228     <p>We've covered a lot of commands, and it's time to transcribe them to our cheat sheet. For the
229     cheat sheet, you'll need a US letter or A4 sized piece of paper (we're going to pack a lot of info
230     onto this sheet!) Here's a picture of my cheat sheet after I've transcribed all the commands that
231     we've covered so far. Try to follow my layout if possible so that we can fit everything on one
232     sheet.</p>
233    
234 rajiv 1.6 <figure link="http://www.ibiblio.org/web-gentoo/images/vicheat-first.png" short="First part of the cheat sheet" caption="Cheat Sheet"/>
235 drobbins 1.1
236     </body>
237    
238     </section>
239     <section>
240     <title>Miscellaneous vi</title>
241    
242     <body>
243     <p>Let's continue our rapid command-covering pace. In command-mode, you can jump to a particularline by typing <c>G</c>. To jump to the first line of a file, type <c>1G</c>. Note that <c>G</c> is capitalized.</p>
244     <p>If you want to jump to the next occurence of a particular text pattern, type <c>/&lt;regexp&gt;</c> and hit <c>enter</c>. Replace
245     &lt;regexp&gt; with the regular expression you're looking for. If you don't know how to use regular expressions, don't
246     fret -- typing <c>/foo</c> will move to the next occurence of <i>foo</i>. The only thing you'll need to watch out for is when
247     you want to refer to the literal <i>^</i>, <i>.</i>, <i>$</i> or <i>\</i> characters. Prefix these characters with a backslash (<i>\</i>), and you'll
248     be set. For example, <c>/foo\.gif</c> will search for the next occurence of "<i>foo.gif</i>".</p>
249     <p>To repeat the search forwards, hit <c>n</c>. To repeat the search backwards, type <c>N</c>. As always, test these
250     commands out in your very own vi editor. You can also type <c>//</c> to repeat the last search.</p>
251    
252     </body>
253     </section>
254     </chapter>
255     <chapter>
256     <title>Saving and Editing</title>
257     <section>
258     <title>Save and save as...</title>
259     <body>
260     <p>We've covered how you can use the <i>ex</i> command <c>:q</c> to quit from vi. If you want to save your
261     changes, type <c>:w</c>. If you want to save your changes to another file, type <c>:w filename.txt</c> to
262     save as <e>filename.txt</e>. If you want to save and quit, type <c>:x</c> or <c>:wq</c>.</p>
263     <p>In vim (and other advanced vi editors, like elvis)<c>:w</c>, you can have multiple buffers open at once. To open a file into a new window, type <c>:sp filename.txt</c>. <e>filename.txt</e> will appear open for editing in a new split window. To switch between windows, type <c>&lt;CTR&gt;w&lt;CTR&gt;w</c> (control-w twice). Any <c>:q</c>, <c>:q!</c>, <c>:w</c> and <c>:x</c> commands that you enter will only be applied to the currently-active window.</p>
264     </body>
265     </section>
266    
267     <section>
268     <title>Simple edits</title>
269     <body>
270     <p>Now, it's time to start learning some of the simple editing commands. The commands that
271     we'll cover here are considered "simple" because the commands keep you in command mode. The
272     more complex editing commands automatically put you into insert mode -- a mode that allows
273     you to enter literal data from the keyboard. We'll cover those in a bit.</p>
274     <p>For now, try moving over some characters and hitting <c>x</c> repeatedly. You'll see that <c>x</c>
275     will delete the current character under the cursor. Now, move to the middle of the paragraph
276     somewhere in your text file, and hit <c>J</c> (capitalized). You'll see that the <c>J</c> command tells
277 stocke2 1.3 vi to join the next line to the end of the current line. Now, move over a character and hit
278 drobbins 1.1 <c>r</c>, and then type in a new character; you'll see that the original character has been replaced.
279     Finally, move to any line in the file and
280     type <c>dd</c>. You'll see that <c>dd</c> deletes the current line of text.</p>
281    
282     </body>
283     </section>
284     <section>
285     <title>Repeating and deleting</title>
286     <body>
287     <p>You can repeat any editing command by hitting the <c>.</c> key. If you experiment, you'll see that
288     typing <c>dd...</c> will delete 4 lines, and <c>J......</c> will join four lines. As usual, vi provides with
289     another handy shortcut.
290     </p>
291     <p>To delete text, you can also use the <c>d</c> command combined with any movement command. For example,
292     <c>dw</c> will delete from the current position to the beginning of the next word; <c>d)</c> will delete up until the
293     end of the next sentence, and <c>d}</c> will delete the remainder of the paragraph. Experiment with the
294 swift 1.4 <c>d</c> command and the other editing commands until you're comfortable with them.</p>
295 drobbins 1.1 </body>
296     </section>
297     <section>
298     <title>Undo!</title>
299     <body>
300     <p>Now that we're experimenting with deletion, it would be a good time to learn how to undo any changes.
301     By pressing <c>u</c>, the original version of vi allowed you to undo the last edit only. However, modern versions
302     of vi like vim will allow you to repeatedly press <c>u</c> to continue to undo changes to your file. Try combining
303     some <c>d</c> and <c>u</c> commands together.
304     </p>
305     </body>
306     </section>
307    
308     <section>
309     <title>Updating the cheat sheet</title>
310     <body>
311     <p>Time to update the cheat sheet! After adding all the commands we've covered so far, your
312     cheat sheet should look like this:</p>
313    
314 rajiv 1.6 <figure link="http://www.ibiblio.org/web-gentoo/images/vicheat-edit.png" short="Cheat sheet" caption="Cheat sheet with editing commands"/>
315 drobbins 1.1
316     </body>
317     </section>
318     </chapter>
319     <chapter>
320     <title>Insert mode</title>
321     <section>
322     <title>Insert mode</title>
323    
324     <body>
325     <p>So far, we've covered how to move around in vi, perform file i/o, and perform basic editing
326     operations. However, I still haven't shown you how to actually type in free-form text! This
327     was intentional, because vi's insert mode is a bit complicated at first. However, after you
328     become comfortable with insert mode, its complexity (and flexibility) will become an asset.
329     </p>
330     <p>In vi insert mode, you'll be able to enter text directly to the screen just like you can in many
331     other visual editors. Once you've entered your modifications, you can hit escape to return to
332     command mode. You can enter insert mode by pressing <c>i</c> or <c>a</c>. If you press <c>i</c>, your text will be <e>inserted</e>
333     before the current character, and if you hit <c>a</c>, your text will be <e>appended</e> after the current character.
334     Remember, after you enter your text, hit <c>&lt;ESC&gt;</c> to return to command mode.</p>
335     </body>
336     </section>
337     <section>
338     <title>Benefits of insert mode</title>
339     <body>
340     <p>Go ahead and try using the <c>a</c> and <c>i</c> commands. Hit either <c>a</c> or <c>i</c>, type some text, and then hit
341     escape to get back to command mode. After hitting <c>a</c> or <c>i</c>, try hitting <c>&lt;ENTER&gt;</c>, and see what happens.
342     Try using the arrow keys and the <c>&lt;DEL&gt;</c> key to get a feel for how insert mode works. By using
343     the arrow keys and <c>&lt;DEL&gt;</c> key, you can perform significant editing steps without repeatedly entering
344     and leaving insert mode</p>
345     </body>
346     </section>
347     <section>
348     <title>Insert options</title>
349     <body>
350     <p>Here are some other handy ways to enter insert mode. Press <c>A</c> (captial) to begin appending
351     to the <e>end</e> of the current line, regardless of your current position on the line. Likewise, press
352     <c>I</c> (capital) to begin inserting text at the <e>beginning</e> of the current line. Press <c>o</c> to create
353     a new blank line below the current line into which you can insert text, and press <c>O</c> (capital) to
354     create a new line above the current line. To replace the entire current line with a new line,
355     press <c>cc</c>. To replace everything from the current position to the end of the line, type <c>c$</c>. To replace
356     everything from the current position to the beginning of the line, type <c>c0</c>.</p>
357     <p>In addition to performing a special operation, every one of these commands will put you
358     into insert mode. After typing in your text, hit <c>&lt;ESC&gt;</c> to return to command mode.
359     </p>
360    
361     </body>
362     </section>
363     <section>
364     <title>Changing text</title>
365     <body>
366     <p>We've used the <c>c</c> (change) command a little bit so far when we typed <c>cc</c>, <c>c0</c> and <c>c$</c>. <c>cc</c> is a special
367     form of the change command, similar to <c>dd</c>. the <c>c0</c> and <c>c$</c> commands are examples of using the change
368     command in combination with a movement command. In this form, <c>c</c> works similarly to <c>d</c>, except that it
369     leaves you in insert mode so that you can enter replacement text for the deleted region. Try combining some
370     movement commands with <c>c</c> and test them out on your file (hint: <c>cW</c>, <c>ce</c>, <c>c(</c> .)
371     </p>
372    
373     </body>
374     </section>
375     </chapter>
376     <chapter>
377     <title>Compound Commands</title>
378     <section>
379     <title>Compound commands</title>
380     <body>
381     <p>vi <e>really</e> becomes powerful when you start using compound ("combo") commands, like <c>d{</c> and <c>cw</c>.
382     In addition to these commands, you can also combine a number with any movement command, such as
383     <c>3w</c>, which will tell vi to jump three words to the right. Here are some more movement "combo" command
384     examples: <c>12b</c>, <c>4j</c>.</p>
385     <p>vi, in addition to allowing (number)(movement command) combinations, also allows <c>d</c> or <c>c</c>
386     to be combined with a number or movement command. So, <c>d3w</c> will delete the next three words, <c>d2j</c> will
387     delete the current and next two lines, etc. Test out some <c>c</c> and <c>d</c> combo moves to get a feel for
388     how powerful and concise vi editing can be. Once these commands are second-nature, you'll be able
389     to edit files at blazing speed.</p>
390    
391     </body>
392     </section>
393     <section>
394     <title>Updating the cheat sheet</title>
395     <body>
396     <p>Time to update the cheat sheet again. Here's what it looks like so far:</p>
397     <p>
398 rajiv 1.6 <figure link="http://www.ibiblio.org/web-gentoo/images/vicheat-compound.png" short="Cheat Sheet" caption="Cheat sheet with compound commands"/>
399 drobbins 1.1
400     </p>
401     </body>
402     </section>
403     <section>
404     <title>Productivity features</title>
405    
406     <body>
407     <p>So far, we've covered how to move, save and quit, perform simple edits
408     and deletions, and use insert mode. With everything listed on the cheat
409     sheet so far, you should be able to use vi to perform almost any task.</p>
410     <p>However, vi also has many more powerful commands. In this section, you'll
411     learn how to <e>cut</e>, <e>copy</e> and <e>paste</e>, <e>search</e> and <e>replace</e>, and use <e>autoindent</e>
412     features. These commands will help make vi more fun and productive.</p>
413    
414     </body>
415     </section>
416     <section>
417     <title>Visual mode</title>
418     <body>
419     <p>The best way to cut and paste is to use visual mode, a special mode that
420     has been added to modern versions of vi, like vim and elvis. You can think
421     of visual mode as a "highlight text" mode. Once the text is highlighted,
422     it can be copied or deleted, and then pasted. If you are using gvim, you
423     can highlight by simply dragging the left mouse button over a particular
424     region:</p>
425     <p>
426 rajiv 1.6 <figure link="http://www.ibiblio.org/web-gentoo/images/vihighlight.png" short="Highlighted text" caption="VIM with highlighted text"/>
427 drobbins 1.1
428     </p>
429     </body>
430     </section>
431     <section>
432     <title></title>
433     <body>
434    
435     <p>In addition, you can also enter visual mode by hitting <c>v</c> (this may be your
436 swift 1.4 only option if you are using vi from the console.) Then, by moving the cursor
437 drobbins 1.1 using movement commands (typically the arrow keys), you'll be able to highlight
438     a region of text. Once highlighted, we are ready to cut or copy the text.
439     </p>
440    
441     <p>If you're copying the text, hit <c>y</c> (which stands for "yank"). If you're cutting
442     the text, hit <c>d</c>. You'll be placed back in command mode. Now, move to the position
443     where you'd like to insert the cut or copied text, and hit <c>P</c> to insert after the cursor,
444     or <c>p</c> to insert before the cursor. Voila, the cut/copy and paste is complete!
445     Test out several copy/cut and paste operations before advancing to the next section.
446     </p>
447    
448     </body>
449     </section>
450     <section>
451     <title>Replacing text</title>
452     <body>
453     <p>To replace patterns of text, we use <e>ex</e> mode. If you'd like to replace the first pattern
454     that appears on the current line, type <c>:s/&lt;regexp&gt;/&lt;replacement&gt;/</c> and hit <c>&lt;ENTER&gt;</c>, where &lt;regexp&gt;
455     is the pattern you'd like to match and &lt;replacement&gt; is the replacement string. To replace all
456     matches on the current line, type <c>:s/&lt;regexp&gt;/&lt;replacement&gt;/g</c> and hit enter. To replace every
457     occurence of this pattern in your file (normally what you want), type <c>:%s/&lt;regexp&gt;/&lt;replacement&gt;/g</c>.
458     If you'd like to do a global replace, but have vi prompt you for each change, type
459     <c>:%s/&lt;regexp&gt;/&lt;replacement&gt;/gc</c> (stands for "confirm") and hit <c>&lt;ENTER&gt;</c>.</p>
460    
461     </body>
462     </section>
463     <section>
464     <title>Indentation</title>
465     <body>
466     <p>vi supports autoindentation, for when you are editing source code. Most modern versions
467     of vi (like vim) will auto-enable autoindent mode when you are editing a source file (like a .c
468     file, for example). When autoindent is enabled, you can use <c>&lt;CTR&gt;d</c> (control-d) to move one indent
469     level to the left, and <c>&lt;CTR&gt;t</c> (control-t) to move one indent level to the right. If autoindent
470     wasn't enabled automatically, you can manually enable it by typing in the <e>ex</e> command <c>:set</c> autoindent.
471     You can also tell vi to set the tab size to your favorite setting by using the <c>:set tabstop</c> command;
472     <c>:set tabstop=4</c> is quite popular.</p>
473    
474     </body>
475     </section>
476     <section>
477     <title>Our final cheat sheet</title>
478     <body>
479     <p>Well, we've reached the end of the vi tutorial! After adding all the advanced editing commands
480     to your cheat sheet, it should look like this:</p>
481     <p>
482 rajiv 1.6 <figure link="http://www.ibiblio.org/web-gentoo/images/vicheat-final.png" short="Cheat Sheet" caption="Final cheet sheet"/>
483 drobbins 1.1
484     </p>
485    
486     <p>Keep your cheat sheet handy, and begin using vi to edit files and compose emails. Refer to the
487     cheat sheet when needed; you'll find that within the week, you'll have nearly all the commands
488     memorized and your vi productivity will shoot through the roof!</p>
489    
490     </body>
491     </section>
492     <section>
493     <title>Resources</title>
494     <body>
495     <p>Here are some resources you may find helpful as you continue to learn more about vi:</p>
496     <ul>
497     <li><uri link="http://www.thomer.com/thomer/vi/vi.html">The vi Lovers Home Page</uri>, an excellent resource for all
498     things vi.</li>
499 rajiv 1.6 <li><uri link="http://www.vim.org/">The vim homepage</uri> is the place to go for all your vim needs.</li>
500 drobbins 1.1 <li>If you're looking for a good, old-fashioned book, <uri link="http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/vi6/">Learning the vi Editor, 6th Edition</uri> would be an excellent choice. Contains good coverage of vi and vi clones.</li>
501     </ul>
502 swift 1.8 </body>
503     </section>
504     <section>
505     <title>About this document</title>
506     <body>
507    
508     <p>
509     The original version of this article was first published on IBM
510     developerWorks, and is property of Westtech Information Services. This
511     document is an updated version of the original article, and contains
512     various improvements made by the Gentoo Linux documentation team.
513     </p>
514    
515 drobbins 1.1 </body>
516     </section>
517     </chapter>
518     </guide>

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