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.
Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:
- Put the Lines in a-b-c-d Order
pcommands 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?
- Remove the Lines That Don’t Belong
ddcommand, 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.
- Insert the Current Date and Time into the File without Exiting Vim
vimlabfile open, press Escape followed by:
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