To create a new window in nvi
, you use
a capitalized version of one of the ex
<preface id="VI6-CH-0"> <title>Preface </title> <para> Text editing is one of the most common uses of any computer system, and <command>vi</command> is one of the most useful standard text editors on your system. With <command>vi</command> you can create new files, or edit any existing UNIX text file. </para> ch00.sgm: unmodified: line 1 # Makefile for vi book # # Arnold Robbins CHAPTERS = ch00_6.sgm ch00_5.sgm ch00.sgm ch01.sgm ch02.sgm ch03.sgm \ ch04.sgm ch05.sgm ch06.sgm ch07.sgm ch08.sgm APPENDICES = appa.sgm appb.sgm appc.sgm appd.sgm POSTSCRIPT = ch00_6.ps ch00_5.ps ch00.ps ch01.ps ch02.ps ch03.ps \ ch04.ps ch05.ps ch06.ps ch07.ps ch08.ps \ Makefile: unmodified: line 1
This example shows nvi
editing two files,
The split screen is the result of typing
The windowing ex mode commands and what they do are described in Table 9.1 .
You may have multiple windows open on the same file. Changes made in one window are reflected in the other, although changes made in nvi 's insert mode are not seen in the other window until after you finalize the change by typing [ESC] . You will not be prompted to save your changes until you issue a command that would cause nvi to leave the last window open upon a file.