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Re: Those wishing to learn VI…

The Single Unix Specifcation requires vi - so prestty much any *nix box you will come across will have vi installed on it.

Yup. You can also control it purely using standard keys. Back in the day when cursor or function key support on a terminal was not something you could rely on that could be a godsend. On really dumb terminals you can even drop back to ex which is not that hard to use if you know vi.

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