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Course Catalog » Linux Curriculum » Linux Series

Editing with vi

4 hours



The Editing with vi course describes how the vi Editor is used to open, and update text files. Editing techniques such as searching, filtering, finding, copying and replacing text is covered and some advanced material relating to the editor configuration and programming support is also provided.


System operators and other personnel who are new to the Linux environment and the VI text editor distributed with Linux.


Basic knowledge of Linux.


After completing this course, the student will be able to identify how to:

  • Create, edit, and save text files with the VI editor
  • Move through large text files efficiently
  • Manipulate large blocks of text with operations such as cut, paste, search, and replace
  • Sort data inside a text file
  • Call external filters
  • Write macros

Course Content

vi Basics I

Invoking the vi Editor

Creating and Opening a File

Positioning your Cursor using Commands and Keys

Basic Text Editing Commands

vi Basics II

Searching, Finding, and Replacing Text

Manipulating Blocks of Text

Cut and Paste Buffers

Advanced vi

Configuring vi Defaults

vi Support for C and Pascal Code

Macro Support

vi Filters

Editing with vi Mastery Test

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