Vi editor

by RameshKumar 2007-10-06 11:00:22

Adding Text in vi

Use these Command mode keystrokes to switch to Text Input mode (hit Esc to return to Command mode):

a Add text after the cursor.
A Add text to the end of the current line.
i Insert text at the cursor.
I Insert text at the beginning of the current line.
o Open a new line below the current line and add text.
O Open a new line above the current line and add text.
s Substitute the letter underneath the cursor with letter you type, and insert text.
S or c Delete the current line and substitute it with text you type.
R or C Replace current text with text you type.

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