On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Ron <ronr at linuxdude.com> wrote: > There are 2 main reasons to learn vi. > > The other reason is vi uses many of same conventions and commands that > other things in linux use, like shell scripts and advanced command line. For > example "grep '[7,8][0-9]$' somefile" does the exact same thing as > /[7,8][0-9]$ does in vi. The scripting capabilities of linux are unlimited > and you're missing all the fun if you don't learn a little bit about that. > Understanding vi will help you understand a lot of things in Linux. > > Pretty much the best reason I've ever read. :thank you.