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  1. #1
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    help on how to use vim needed?

    hi i'm linux newb, i wanted to know how to edit XF86Config file using vim in shell prompt, also how should i save the file after i finish editing it. thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Farnborough, UK

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  3. #3
    my basic survival guide Or how to use it without a manual.

    move your cursor with the arrow keys to the line you want to edit or add.

    1) press "i" to insert something. Then type.

    2) When you are done typing press "Escape"

    3)To save after pressing escape type :wq.
    If that didnt work type ":w!" and then ":q"
    If that didnt work, su to root.

    4) If you screwed it all up, type "escape", then ":!q", and try again.

    "dd" deletes a whole line
    "x" deletes a character to the right of the cursor.(if you pressed escape, or before you pressed "i")


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