Course Description

Getting Started with VI Editor

If you are new to the world of text editing in the Unix or Linux environment, learning how to use the VI editor is essential. VI is a powerful and versatile text editor that allows you to create, edit, and manage text files efficiently. This introductory course will guide you through the basics of VI, providing you with the foundational knowledge to start using this editor effectively.

VI, also known as Vim, is a modal editor, which means it operates in different modes, such as command mode, insert mode, and visual mode. Understanding these modes is crucial for efficient text editing. In this course, you will learn how to navigate files, make edits, search for text, and perform other essential tasks using VI.

By the end of this course, you will be comfortable with the VI editor and ready to use it in your daily work. Whether you are a system administrator, software developer, or just someone interested in learning new skills, mastering VI can significantly boost your productivity in a Unix-based environment.

Key topics covered in this course include:

  • Understanding the different modes of VI
  • Navigating and editing text files
  • Searching for text within a file
  • Copying, cutting, and pasting text
  • Saving and exiting files