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  • luke@chipcity.com.au
    Hi. Thanks! 30Mar2006 @ 02:52 Sven Guckes thusly spake ... I subscribe to this (-; ... -- ............._.. .| .| |.|/.|_ . .|__.|_|.| .|_ .
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      Hi.
      Thanks!

      30Mar2006 @ 02:52 Sven Guckes thusly spake
      > * <luke@...> [2006-03-30 02:05]:
      > > I've been using vi on solaris and have been getting increasingly
      > > frustrated with not being able to navigate in insert mode.
      > > I asked a techops person at work and was told that I should start
      > > doing things with tools that come on 'real' unix OSs, such as vi.
      > > Can anyone enlighten me about using vi and being able to
      > > navigate with cursor keys and perhaps other niceties of vim?
      >
      > there is no need to navigate with
      > any of the cursor or function keys.
      >
      > the true zen way of vi is to navigate
      > with letters, digits, and punctuation.
      >
      > use "0^$|", "fFtT" and ",;", "bBeEwW",
      > "HML" and "hjkl", "G, "/?" and "nN",
      > "(){}[]" as well as using marks and tags.
      >
      > all of this applies to vi and all of its clones.
      > within vim you can read all about it from within:
      >
      > :help navigation
      >
      > you'll then see the file motion.txt with 1200+ lines
      > with all of these commands - and many more. in short:
      > just forget about cursor and functions keys.
      >
      > instead, stay on the true path of vi zen!
      > you will then benefit when using any vi clone
      > and quite a few programs with vi key bindings..

      I subscribe to this (-;

      >
      > Sven [ommmm...]
      >
      > --
      > To me vi is Zen. To use vi is to practice zen.
      > Every command is a koan. Profound to the user,
      > unintelligible to the uninitiated. You
      > discover truth everytime you use it. --Reddy

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