Using keyboard shortcuts
vi provides the following powerful mechanisms for speeding
up your work:
Running other commands
Suspend vi temporarily while you run another
command, such as a shell. This avoids having to save your file,
quit vi, run the command, and then restart vi.
Using a filter
Send a section of your document through a filter program, and have
the output from the filter inserted into your document in place
of the original text.
Define a short
abbreviation for a long series of characters in text-entry mode.
Named buffer execution
Make vi execute the commands stored in a
named buffer as though you had entered them.
Link a sequence of commands to a key; when this is
pressed, vi carries out the commands.
Running other programs from inside vi
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003