The vi text editor might seem counterintuitive to new users but, make no mistake, there is a good reason this 30-year old tool is still widely used by many of the best developers in the world. The vi text editor separates operations into insert mode and command mode, which gives you ultrafast access to key commands that can edit, insert, and move text in on-the-fly, user-defined segments.
In this tutorial you will learn:
=> Introducing vi
=> Navigating in vi
=> Inserting and editing in vi
=> Getting fancy
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