need of opening necessary files in reading (read-only) mode to avoid accidental editing of files such as /etc/resolv.conf or a large config or programming file on a production server. How do I open files in read-only mode in vim text editor on Linux or Unix-like system?
recently switched from OS X to Ubuntu. When I run the ‘vim file.c’ command at terminal, I see an error message that read as follows:
The program ‘vim’ can be found in the following packages: * vim-tiny
Try: apt-get install <selected package>
How do I fix this problem and why vim is not a default text editor on Ubuntu Linux? How can I install full-fledged vim text editor in Ubuntu Linux?
am a new vi / vim text editor user and I know how to quit without saving
changes. What if I want to wipe out all of the edits I have made in a session and get back to the original file? How do I wipe all changes since opening a file?
riting shell scripts in vim I usually go search for functions or something. Copy lines and then go back to where I was and modify the code. However, I need to manually navigate way back to the previous / last position. How can I automatically go back to where I was when I started my search operation under vim?
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?
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?
am a new Linux/Unix user. How do I exit the VIM / vi editor on Linux/Unix-like operating systems?