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It was inspired by [[Emacs editors|EMACS]], but differs from that it in is 'moded' (i.e. in one mode, [[character]]s typed on the [[keyboard]] are inserted into the [[buffer]]; in the other, they are interpreted as commands - for motion of the on-screen [[cursor]], editing, [[file]] actions, etc).
 
It was inspired by [[Emacs editors|EMACS]], but differs from that it in is 'moded' (i.e. in one mode, [[character]]s typed on the [[keyboard]] are inserted into the [[buffer]]; in the other, they are interpreted as commands - for motion of the on-screen [[cursor]], editing, [[file]] actions, etc).
  
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Latest revision as of 21:27, 21 October 2018

The Vi text editor is a screen editor written by CSRG at Berkeley. Its inclusion in the BSD UNIX distributions has made it popular.

It was inspired by EMACS, but differs from that it in is 'moded' (i.e. in one mode, characters typed on the keyboard are inserted into the buffer; in the other, they are interpreted as commands - for motion of the on-screen cursor, editing, file actions, etc).