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Using the Vi Editor

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The Vi editor is one of the most popular editors in the Linux environment. Vi can be used to create or edit configuration files and can be used to create scripts or programs.

Students will need access to Linux with a copy of Vi installed.


  • Students will create a basic text file using vi.
  • Students will identify commands to move quickly around a text file in vi.
  • Students set vi start up options and work with buffers.
  • Students will use the ex editor to edit text files.
  • Students will perform text substitutions and replacements.
  • Students will customize vi.


Students will learn to navigate in documents, edit text in a file and to customize the environment.


course quick facts
course code PRO2067
cost $375.00
estimated time to
complete course
32 Hours
course materials
7 Weeks