8 Interesting ‘Vi/Vim’ Editor Tips and Tricks for Every Linux Administrator – Part 2

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Gabriel Cánepa

Gabriel Cánepa is a GNU/Linux sysadmin and web developer from Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina. He works for a worldwide leading consumer product company and takes great pleasure in using FOSS tools to increase productivity in all areas of his daily work.

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5 Responses

  1. TJ Johnson says:

    this guy uses vim on windows’ cmd, what a shame. Looks like they are the on who needs to learn about Linux

  2. Ehsan Hedayati says:

    Very useful Tips
    thanks Gabriel.

  3. Jessica Morris says:

    Not as advanced as some of these, esc + : set number has saved my life multiple times, especially when I am following a tutorial. It counts and displays the line numbers. Maybe it is one that everyone knows, but I remember googling for it a while back during a project. Could be very helpful for people just starting out. :)

  4. Bóson Treinamentos says:

    Very nice tips, extremely interesting and useful. Thank you!

  5. Yoander says:

    Open vim in the first matching for specific word, in this case NameVirtualHost

    $ vim +/NameVirtualHost /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf

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