CMPSC 311, Introduction to Systems Programming

Introduction to the vi editor

In many systems, the original vi editor has been replaced by the vim editor.  Usually there won't be a noticeable difference until you need to undo something.

There are two easy ways to get started.  Both require running the editor while you learn, and will take about 30 minutes.
For more information about vim,
For more information about vi in general,
These are recommended after you have been using vi or vim for a while,
If you need an actual book,
Various comments and opinions - it takes a while for some people to warm up to vi

Last revised, 17 Jan. 2013