[lug] vi/vim again w/ Star Office.......

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Sun Feb 13 01:00:44 MST 2000

So that you don't have to log out, use xterm or nxterm or something. 
Logging out just to use the command line sounds awful.  Alternatively, 
Ctrl-Alt-F1 will take you to a virtual terminal that you can use. 
Afterward Ctrl-Alt-F7/F8 should take you back to your X session.

Here's a website on vi

I'm sure you could check the archives for the vi intro that was posted.


jstarkey at polaris.umuc.edu wrote:
> I can understand that. Looks like the way I am using the two right
> now. I'm just familiarizing myself with X, I've been using Linux for
> two months, strictly command-line. I actually have to log-out to cp
> and rename files til I have more time to explore.
> You wouldn't happen to have a copy of the vi intro that was just
> posted do you?? I left it in Denver, I'm in Boulder now. I just tried
> using it for my first C++ prog for school and got completely lost.
> TIA,
> John
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> On 2/12/00, 6:34:26 PM, Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu> wrote regarding
> Re: [lug] vi/vim again w/ Star Office.......:
> > There are also times that you are working on a server that only has a
> > terminal from the 80's on it and X is not even running.  There are
> also
> > times that you are administrating a server across the country and X is
> > very slow over your ssh connection.
> > For me it boils down to, vi/commandline if I am doing
> > administrative/server things and GUI when I am doing
> > personal/workstation oriented things.

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