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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4563- September 8, 2018 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4563- September 8, 2018

ABBREVIATE IN VI


Using .exrc file

Abbreviate in vi...
As well as using map in your .exrc file, you can use the command:

ab
For example:
ab xmas Christmas

So whenever you type xmas - Christmas will be displayed.
Handy for writing the /etc/motd file (maint - maintenance etc).

You can also use the standard set commands - for example:
set number (handy for programmers)
set redraw
set warn (flashes screen instead of using the bell)

This tip generously supported by: mbatchelor@enterprise.net

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