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Terminal - Commands tagged vi - 33 results
2009-08-19 11:59:22
User: slim

Whereas ^V is CTRL-V.

converts a dos file to unix by removing 0x13 characters

2009-05-21 15:02:39
User: haivu
Tags: vim vi

This is a simple command for jumping to the matching brace, square bracket, or parentheses. For example, it can take you from the beginning of a function to the end with one key stroke. To delete everything between the pairs of {}, [], or (), issue the command:


To replace text between pairs of braces, brackets, or parentheses, issue the command:


You can also use this command to find out if an opening brace has been properly closed.

function v { if [ -z $1 ]; then vim; else vim *$1*; fi }
2009-04-11 23:06:43
User: kFiddle
Functions: vim
Tags: vim vi function

Reduce the number of keystrokes it takes to open a file in vim. First of all, you just need to type "v", which is less than half the number of characters (!), and second-of-all, you only need to enter a substring of the file you want to open. For example, if you want to open the file, homework.txt, then type "v hom" to open it. Good tip is to use the lowest unique substring, otherwise you'll open multiple files in different buffers (which is sometimes desirable). Use Ctrl-^ to switch between buffers.

info --vi-keys
2009-04-11 22:10:08
User: kFiddle
Functions: info

Info has some of the worst keybindings I've ever seen. Being a vim user, I attribute that to emacs influence. Use the --vi-keys option to use some of the vi keybindings, although this won't change all the keybindings. Use the "infokey" program to have more control over info keybindings.

sudo vi /etc/fstab; Go//smb-share/gino /mnt/place smbfs defaults,username=gino,password=pass 0 0<esc>:wq; mount //smb-share/gino
2009-04-02 16:04:35
User: GinoMan2440
Functions: mount sudo vi

the middle command between the ; and ; is the vi commands that insert that line into the last line of the file, the esc with the carets is literally hitting the escape key, you have to have the smbfs package installed to do it, I use it to access my iTunes music on my mac from my linux PC's with amarok so I can play the music anywhere in the house. among other things, it allows you to access the files on that share from your computer anytime you're on that network.

2009-03-28 02:28:19
User: acirulli
Tags: vim vi

Within vi allow to empty a text file in one shot

set -o vi
2009-03-20 16:29:03
User: Viaken
Functions: set
Tags: readline vi

This lets you use your favorite vi edit keys to navigate your term.

To set it permanently, put "set editing-mode vi" in your ~/.inputrc or /etc/inputrc.