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VI(1)											    VI(1)

NAME
       vi - screen oriented (visual) display editor based on ex

SYNOPSIS
       vi [ -t tag ] [ -r ] [ +command ] [ -l ] [ -wn ] name ...

DESCRIPTION
       Vi  (visual)  is  a  display  oriented text editor based on ex(1).  Ex and vi run the same
       code; it is possible to get to the command mode of ex from within vi and vice-versa.

       The Vi Quick Reference card and the Introduction to Display Editing with Vi  provide  full
       details on using vi.

FILES
       See ex(1).

SEE ALSO
       ex  (1),  edit (1), ``Vi Quick Reference'' card, ``An Introduction to Display Editing with
       Vi''.

AUTHOR
       William Joy
       Mark Horton added macros to visual mode and is maintaining version 3

BUGS
       Software tabs using ^T work only immediately after the autoindent.

       Left and right shifts on intelligent terminals don't make use of insert and delete charac-
       ter operations in the terminal.

       The  wrapmargin	option	can  be  fooled  since it looks at output columns when blanks are
       typed.  If a long word passes through the margin and onto the next line without	a  break,
       then the line won't be broken.

       Insert/delete  within  a  line  can  be slow if tabs are present on intelligent terminals,
       since the terminals need help in doing this correctly.

       Saving text on deletes in the named buffers is somewhat inefficient.

       The source command does not work when executed as :source; there is  no	way  to  use  the
       :append,  :change,  and	:insert  commands, since it is not possible to give more than one
       line of input to a : escape.  To use these on a :global you must Q  to  ex  command  mode,
       execute them, and then reenter the screen editor with vi or open.

3rd Berkeley Distribution		  April 29, 1985				    VI(1)
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