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Unix: Vi Text Editor Introduction (Self-paced)


This self-paced hands-on course gives a quick introduction to the Vi text editor, a widely available text editor for Unix (and other) systems. Participants work at their own pace using provided notes and exercises, with a demonstrator on hand to help.


Basic computer skills i.e. familiarity with using a keyboard and mouse. The course is aimed at beginners - no previous knowledge or experience of this software is assumed.

Topics covered
  • Launching Vi
  • Vi modes
  • Basic navigation commands
  • Inserting and deleting text
  • Cut and paste
  • Searching

Self-paced practical.

Taught using

Vi Editor on MCS Linux


One morning or afternoon session of approx. 2 hours.

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