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Working with Vim in CentOS

Being able to minimally navigate text editors will make your life as a system administrator easier. Knowing the ins and outs will help as well, but a minimum familiarity is useful. This lab allows you to practice with Vim.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Apr 03, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Put the Lines in a-b-c-d Order

    Using the dd and p commands in Vim, move the lines around until the poem looks like this:

    a) Roses are red,
    b) Violets are blue,
    c) Pinehead is learning,
    d) Can you learn too?
  2. Challenge

    Remove the Lines That Don't Belong

    Using the dd command, remove lines 2, 4, and 5 so that the poem looks like this:

    1)  Roses are red,
    3)  Violets are blue,
    6)  Sugar is sweet
    7)  And so are you.
  3. Challenge

    Insert the Current Date and Time into the File without Exiting Vim

    With the vimlab file open, press Escape followed by:

    :! date

    This will run the date command. Copy the output, hit enter, and paste it into the open file. It should look similar to:

    3rd task
    Mon Mar  2 00:00:00 CST 2020

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