vi is a free software screen-oriented text editor written by Bill Joy in 1976 for an early BSD release.vim logoVim, which stands for Vi IMproved, is an open source, multiplatform text editor extended from vi. It was first released by Bram Moolenaar in 1991. Since then, numerous features have been added to Vim, many of which are helpful in editing program source code. Vim and vi are very popular editors for programmers and users of Unix-like operating systems.

vi and vim keys sheetNo doubts that learning vi or vim is not easy for Linux newbies. This sheet (from describes the full vi/vim input model, the function of all keys, and all major features. I use it as a compressed vi/vim manual.

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  2. December 26, 2007  10:44 pm by confiq Reply

    on wikipedia there is very nice hints. It's very helpful for linux newbies.

  3. October 7, 2010  9:22 pm by Brian Macentyre Reply

    Absolutely the best software I’ve used to date, automatically detects a plethora of patterns and automatically adds the IP to the iptables block list. Has lots of extra features for detecting malicious file activity and SU logins as well as some basic checks to make sure your configurations are secure.

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