29 8 月 2012

Create LAB Exercise Environment

how to setup a lab environment for vi editor exercise

Create lab exercise environment

After realizing the basic function of vi editor, now we’ll proceed the vi editor practice. Here we use the file content in /etc/services for vi practice sample, but to avoid resulting in system error, please copy /etc/services to /tmp first.

Now let’s see how to start vi to edit files.

Just type in vi to start vi then we can open an old file or start a new file to edit. We can also type in “:e /tmp/services” to see the file contents of /tmp/services.