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The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't have a mouse and therefore you've got all these commands.
Bill Joy

Meaning of "vi" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES VI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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vi /ˈviːˈaɪ/ is a screen-oriented text editor originally created for the Unix operating system. The portable subset of the behavior of vi and programs based on it, and the ex editor language supported within these programs, is described by the Single Unix Specification and POSIX. The original code for vi was written by Bill Joy in 1976, as the visual mode for a line editor called ex that Joy had written with Chuck Haley. Bill Joy's ex 1.1 was released as part of the first BSD Unix release in March, 1978. It was not until version 2.0 of ex, released as part of Second Berkeley Software Distribution in May, 1979 that the editor was installed under the name vi, and the name by which it is known today. Some current implementations of vi can trace their source code ancestry to Bill Joy; others are completely new, largely compatible reimplementations. The name vi is derived from the shortest unambiguous abbreviation for the command visual in ex; the command in question switches the line editor ex to visual mode. The name vi is pronounced /ˈviːˈaɪ/.

Definition of vi in the English dictionary

The definition of vi in the dictionary is vide infra.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VI

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Synonyms and antonyms of vi in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «vi» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VI

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Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

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vi
570 millions of speakers

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vi
510 millions of speakers

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छठी
380 millions of speakers
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السادس
280 millions of speakers

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VI
278 millions of speakers

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vi
270 millions of speakers

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ষষ্ঠ
260 millions of speakers

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vi
220 millions of speakers

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Vi
190 millions of speakers

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vi
180 millions of speakers

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130 millions of speakers

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VI
85 millions of speakers

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Vi
85 millions of speakers
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vi
80 millions of speakers

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vi
75 millions of speakers

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Vi
75 millions of speakers

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vi
70 millions of speakers

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VI
65 millions of speakers

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50 millions of speakers

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VI
40 millions of speakers

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30 millions of speakers
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15 millions of speakers
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14 millions of speakers
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VI
10 millions of speakers
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VI
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vi

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4 QUOTES WITH «VI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word vi.
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Bill Joy
I think the wonderful thing about vi is that it has such a good market share because we gave it away.
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Bill Joy
The fundamental problem with vi is that it doesn't have a mouse and therefore you've got all these commands.
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Bill Joy
I think one of the interesting things is that vi is really a mode-based editor.
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Bill Joy
I was surprised about vi going in, though, I didn't know it was in System V.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VI»

Discover the use of vi in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vi and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Learning the Vi Editor
Extend your editing skills by learning to use ex, a powerful line editor, from within vi. For easy reference, the sixth edition also includes a command summary at the end of each appropriate chapter.
Linda Lamb, Arnold Robbins, 1998
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Learning the Vi Editor
A complete guide to text editing with "VI," the text editor available on all UNIX systems, this reference shows how to customize "VI" and "ex" to meet users' needs. Command summaries are included for easy reference.
Linda Lamb, 1988
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Learning the Vi Editor
A complete guide to text editing with "VI," the text editor available on all UNIX systems, this reference shows how to customize "VI" and "ex" to meet users' needs. Command summaries are included for easy reference.
Linda Lamb, Dale Dougherty, 1985
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King James VI and I and the Reunion of Christendom
Paperback edition of a prize-winning account of the reign of King James VI and I.
W. B. Patterson, 2000
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Edward VI
"--BOOK JACKET. "The book explores Edward's life as prince and later king, analysing the events and politics of the time and the context of the royal court in his upbringing and his rule.
Jennifer Loach, G. W. Bernard, Penry Williams, 2002
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King James VI and I: Political Writings
This edition is the first to draw on all the early texts of James' books, with an introduction setting them in their historical context. James VI and I united the crowns of England and Scotland.
James I (King of England), Johann P. Sommerville, 1994
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VMware VI and vSphere SDK: Managing the VMware ...
Coverage includes Understanding how the VI SDK fits into your VMware VI and Cloud Ready vSphere Environment Discovering the VI and vSphere SDK from the bottom up Using the author’s new VI Java API to write shorter, faster, and more ...
Steve Jin, 2009
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Henry VI and the Politics of Kingship
A re-evaluation of politics and political structure in the reign of Henry VI (1422-61), first published in 1996.
John Watts, 1999
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Rebuilding Gen V/Gen VI Big Block Chevy Engines: How to ...
A companion volume to How to Rebuild Big Block Chevy Engines for the new generation of Chevy big blocks, this all-new work features fully illustrated sections on engine removal, disassembly, block reconditioning, head reconditioning, engine ...
Mike Mavrigian, 2001
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Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics
In this text, the author constructs the mathematical apparatus of classical mechanics from the beginning, examining all the basic problems in dynamics, including the theory of oscillations, the theory of rigid body motion, and the ...
V.I. Arnol'd, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VI»

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Prince Philip documentary shows royal CURTSIED to King George …
Predictably, perhaps, King George VI was highly unimpressed. .... ahead with his plans, first suggesting the union to King George VI on a trip to London in 1944. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Postponed wins epic King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at …
Postponed, left, beats Eagle Top in a thrilling renewal of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: David Davies/PA. Greg Wood at ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Golden Horn's King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes run is in …
“It's very soft out there,” he said, as the rain that could transform Saturday's the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes continued to fall. “Great for Romsdal.”. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Was THAT Nazi salute filmed by the Queen's own father?
'And it is quite clear from the footage that it is the cameraman – the future King George VI – who is encouraging first Elizabeth, then her mother, and lastly the ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Tonga King Tupou VI formally crowned
The king of the Pacific island nation of Tonga, Tupou VI, has been formally crowned, more than three years after ascending to the throne. Foreign royals ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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The Elder Scrolls VI: 10 Things It Must Learn From Fallout 4
Remember when Final Fantasy VII, Shenmue 3 and Fallout 3 were just dreams discussed around campfires – something you'd reconciled to knowing would ... «WhatCulture, Jun 15»
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Air Jordan VI Low Retro "White/Infrared 23" Release Date
The latest from Jordan Brand comes in the form of the Air Jordan VI Retro Low "White/Infrared ... Though not much hype has surrounded the shoe, it still is a VI. «Complex, Jun 15»
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Dragon Quest VI is available on mobile devices right now
Square Enix have announced that Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation is coming to iOS and Android devices right now. It literally just got released for the ... «Destructoid, Jun 15»
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'The Elder Scrolls VI' Release Favors Quality, Bethesda Also Slams …
(Photo : Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Bethesda's E3 2015 press conference was an impressive one, but those hoping for news on "The Elder Scrolls VI" may ... «Design & Trend, Jun 15»
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'Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation': Top 10 Tips & Cheats You …
... • Not only can characters master classic vocations such as “Warrior” and “Priest,” but there are also monstrous vocations like “Dragon” and “Liquid Metal ... «Heavy.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Vi [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/vi>. Nov 2020 ».
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