vi and Vim are immensely powerful tools for anyone working with Unix, Linux, or Mac OS X, but there are far too many commands for anyone to remember. Author Arld Robbins (vi and Vim Editors in a Nutshell) has chosen the most important and valuable commands for vi, Vim, and their main clones -- vile, elvis, and nvi -- and packed them into this convenient pocket reference. Fully updated and with greatly expanded Vim coverage, this handy little book puts all of the essential information about vi and Vim at your fingertips, in a format that makes browsing easy. You'll find commands to help you program, fix important system files, work on articles and other texts that use mark-up, and do any other kind of text editing. vi and Vim Editors Pocket Reference includes: * Command-line options * Command mode commands * Ex commands and options * Regular expressions * Other pertinent information for using vi and Vim * Additional features in vile, elvis, and nvi
Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.