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Provided by: University Information Services - Digital Literacy Skills


This course is self taught.

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Unix: Vi Text Editor Introduction (Self-taught)


This self-taught hands-on course gives a quick introduction to the Vi text editor, a widely available text editor for Unix (and other) systems.

Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

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 taught.

Taught using

Vi Editor on MCS Linux If you are working on a MCS computer you may need to reboot the machine and select the option to boot into the Linux operating system

  • Course notes are available online for download and printing.

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