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The standard guide for vi since 1986, this book has been expanded to include detailed information on vim, the leading vi clone that includes extra features for both beginners and power users. You learn text editing basics and advanced tools for both editors, such as writing macros and scripts to extend the editor, power tools for programmers, multi-window editing -- all in the easy-to-follow style that has made this book a classic.


On Jan 23 Michal Konrad Owsiak wrote: If you are new to vi or vim, that’s a good starting point
vi is probably everywhere. ex, is probably everywhere. On each and every machine, you may be still during installation phase, and it might be that nothing is there, yet, but you will most likely find vi or ex or both. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Jan 18 Andrew Aurand wrote: Best Reference for VI and VIM
This book is good for novices and experts alike, decent reference book and good tool for learning if you are new. I couldn't recommend this book enough. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Dec 26 Noah Spahn wrote: Vim gets better when you learn about it
In many cases, knowing how to use a tool well enough to get the job done is acceptable. However, to be a master of your craft, you will need to know your tools so well that they become an extension of your consciousness. Vim is one of those tools that I was using well enough to get by: Learning the vi and Vim Editors has helped me to bypass years of "stumbling upon" features of vim, by presenting all kinds of useful commands. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

On Dec 24 M Sheik Uduman Ali wrote: Wanna become hard-core vi users, this novel is for you
As like as reading a fiction, this book will make you feel like experienced user if you are an entry level user. For intermediate to advanced, a dedicated parts and chapters for you. Full Review  >

Rating: StarStarStarStarStar5.0

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