To quit, type :q
To quit without saving any changes, type :q! (colon q bang).
To write your changes to an file that you name when you save the file, type :w filename, then press enter.
To return to command mode, type Esc
use your right hand in its normal keyboard position,
index finder on j = move cursor down one line
middle finger on k = move cursor up one line
ring finger on l = move right one space
index finger on h = move left one space
0 (zero) moves the cursor to the zero position of the line, that is, the beginning.
$ moves the cursor to the end of the line (dollars are the end, or goal?)
Ctrl-f moves forward one screen
Ctrl-b moves backward one screen (think "b" for backward)
w moves forward one word
b moves backward one word
o opens a new line (moves you to the start of the next line to originate a new line)
dd deletes the current line
Create a file called NASA and on several of the lines put the string NASA.
Substitute the string Cosmonaut for that of NASA by typing the command
This command substitutes the string "NASA" with that of "Cosmonaut"
for lines 1 through 33 of the current file.
copyleft 1999 Thomas Albert