In many of my Tips ‘n Tricks or tutorial posts, I have commands that involve editing/creating files in Vi. For those that have never used Vi, it can be a daunting experience trying Vi for the first time.
There are many holy wars fought over the best editor to use from the *nix command line. I won’t claim that Vi is the best; rather, Vi is simply what I’m used to, it’s powerful, and it is always available on servers that I work on.
In order to best help those that don’t know how to use Vi but are interested in learning, this will serve as a very brief tutorial on how to get started.