VI shortcuts

General Shortcuts

dddelete a line
x delete a character
a append after cursor
A append after line

Useful for script editing

:![command] allows you to run a command while still in VI
:!! repeats previous command
:! [command] % allows you to run a command, with % = current file name


hMove left
j Move down
kMove up
l Move right


i insert mode
escreturn the editor to command mode


:q! Exit and ignore changes
:wq!Exit and save changes


Rick Donato

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