Many of the commands specified next can be applied to a range of lines, rather than the whole file. To specify a line range;
Get into command mode.
Type a colon.
Type a start line, an optional comma, and a stop line.
This chapter is broken up into the following sections:
|Title of the Section||What It Really Means|
|Just Enough to Get By||Quick start for beginners.|
|Starting and Stopping vi||What it sounds like.|
|Position within a File||Scrolling and motion.|
|Searching and Replacing||Also includes pattern matching examples.|
|Adding and Deleting Text||Invoking edit mode, also deleting.|
|Yanking and Putting||Not unlike copy & paste.|
|Shell Interaction||Shell functions available in an edit session.|