help with command VI edit mode

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by underdog, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. underdog

    underdog New Member

    Hi there :)

    A im new to linux world and i need some information i followed an Tuturial but i dont know how the edit system works :S

    bv :

    vi /etc/my.cnf

    you need to etern


    What are the commands for this to edit and to save and to re-edit again,

    Sorry for my bad english :)

  2. mini14

    mini14 Member

    You should be able to type vimtutor at a shell prompt and have it teach you how to use it.
  3. pititis

    pititis Member

    Do you need vi or you don't know other editors?
  4. underdog

    underdog New Member

    help still needed

    there some other editors?? that vim sux alot.

    Regards Dogggy
  5. pititis

    pititis Member

    Sure, almost infinite :)

    Try mcedit (sudo apt-get install mc).
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  7. mini14

    mini14 Member

    Once you know your way around vim it's simple and quick for editing...reminds me a whole lot of the old days when programs were stored on punch cards ;)
  8. underdog

    underdog New Member



    i found in Vim finaly the command :D

    if you edit the text with i
    if you are done with writing text you do pres key Esc
    than safe file u do hi the key :x :D

    Regards joo

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