vi

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vi is a a screen-oriented text editor.

History

  • 1978: visual mode of line editor ex by Bill Joy
  • May 1979: included in 2BSD (ex 2.0)
  • Jun 1979: ex/vi 2.7
  • Aug 1980: ex/vi 3.5
  • Oct 1981: ex/vi 3.7

OS/2 Implementations

Clones

OS/2 editors that offer some vi compatibility

  • Preditor/2 - vi keyboard mappings, window layout and more

Publications

  • August Hansen: vi - The UNIX Screen Editor - Brady 1986, ISBN 0-89303-928-4
  • Lamb: Learning the vi Editor (4th edition) - ISBN 0-937175-17-X
  • Lamb; Robbins: Learning the vi Editor (6th edition) - O'Reilly 1998

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