Chapter 8. The vi Editor

The vi Editor

In this chapter, we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Regular expressions

  • vi

The vi Editor

Many UNIX users have a Graphical User Interface (GUI) through which they access their UNIX system. The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is the most commonly used GUI on UNIX systems. It is based on the X Windows System and Motif, which together provide an advanced windowing environment. A chapter in this book is devoted to CDE. Most UNIX GUIs provide a graphical editor. Despite the fact that these graphical editors are a standard part of most GUIs, the visual editor, vi, still remains the most popular UNIX editor. With many fine graphics-based ...

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