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Vi / Vim: Save And Quit The Editor Command

I am a new vi (vim) text editor user. How do I quit the vi editor and save my changes under Linux or Unix like operating systems?
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Linux/Unix: Cat Command Display Line Numbers

How do I use the cat command to display the line numbers for a file called myapp.c under Linux or Unix like operating systems?
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Vi / Vim: Quit Without Saving Command

I am a new vi / vim text editor user. How can I quit the vi / vim text editor without saving my changes to a file under Linux / Unix like operating systems?
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Squid Proxy Server Change Outgoing IP Address

I have Squid caching proxy server deployed on Rackspace based server in UK. This server has four IP address. I would like to change outgoing IP addresses from default to How do I change proxy server outgoing IP address under Linux or Unix operating systems?
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Linux / Unix: Unicode and HTML Characters Lookup By Name or Number

I need to replace special characters with equivalent hexadecimal unicode under Linux or Unix like operating system. How do I list or find out unicodes for given characters?
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I am login to a remote server using a ssh client. I am annoyed with the arrow key behavior during insert mode in Vim. As soon as I hit arrow keys, vim display A B C D on screen. How do I fix this problem under Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Apple OS X or Unix-like operating systems? How can I fix arrow keys that display A B C D on remote shell?
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Linux / Unix: Rsync Copy Hidden Dot Files and Directories Only

How do I use the rsync tool to copy only the hidden files and directory (such as ~/.ssh/, ~/.foo, and so on) from /home/jobs directory to the /mnt/usb directory under Unix like operating system?
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Linux / Unix: sed Command Print Only Matching Lines

I see many examples and man pages on how to do operations like search-and-replace using sed. But, I want to match a given string or a regular pattern expression and display on the screen. How do I print lines with matching pattern using sed command only under Unix like operating systems?
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HowTo: Install firefox-15.0.tar.bz2 in Linux

Idownloaded Firefox version 15.0 from mozilla ftp server. The name of file is firefox-15.0.tar.bz2. How do I install Firefox under any Debian / Ubuntu / Fedora or any Linux distribution?
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Bash History: Correct / Repeat The Last Command With a Substitution

I often type the wrong command as follows under Linux bash shell:
rsync -av dir1 user@server1.cyberciti.biz:/path/to/dir1
cp -av file1*.txt file2*.txt /path/to/dest

I need to correct those command as follows:

rsync -av dir5 user@server1.cyberciti.biz:/path/to/dir1
cp -av delta1*.txt delta2*.txt /path/to/dest

How do I replace dir1 with dir5 or file with delta and repeat the last command under bash shell?
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