11 November 2023
The most powerful text editor accessible from the command line is vim editor. With most UNIX systems and Apple OS X, it is included as "vi".
You can get basic ideas about “Vim” by reading this blog.
Now we will see what can be done with "Vim" and how to do.
To install the "Vim", execute the following command and see the image below.
sudo yum install vim
Press the enter button to install "Vim".
From here, press Y to update or download "Vim".
To open any file in the command line, press the Enter button with "vi" before the filename and then open your file.
If you want to create a new file via vim, then use the following command.
To write something in the new file, press "cc". When finished, press the "Esc" button. To save the file: Press ":x".
The main difference between vim and other text editors is that vim is a "modal" editor. Most other editors have only one mode. Vim works with many modes.
In Normal Mode, if you want to edit, copy and paste any text after pausing, press the "Esc" button and you can pause.
Model Editing has insert mode, visual mode, and command mode outside of the normal mode.
We use arrow keys from the keyboard to move right, left, top, and down while editing or editing any text on the computer. But in Vim you have to press some word to work.
Now we will see, how to move left, right, up, and down on Vim when we edit or create a new file.
Commonly used commands for text editing in Vim.
Vim mainly manages the document through the command. In order to manage a document in the vim, all the commands have to be used ":" this symbol before the command.
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