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Linux in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Robert Love, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Arnold Robbins

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Command Mode

Once the file is opened, you are in command mode. From command mode, you can:

  • Invoke insert mode

  • Issue editing commands

  • Move the cursor to a different position in the file

  • Invoke ex commands

  • Invoke a Unix shell

  • Save the current version of the file

  • Exit vi

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