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vi Error | Out of memory saving lines for undo - try using ed

While executing the following command on a large file: vi largeFile.log I get the following error: Out of memory saving lines for undo - try using ed My environment is: AIX6 I cannot add any ...
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How to cut and paste tabbed lines with auto indent set to on in vi

Not sure which stack exchange group this question goes so please move to the correct one if this is the wrong one. What's happening is if I highlight something with tabs/indents from one ...
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Creating a file through a dangling symlink with vi

This is the content of my typescript file, /mac>ln -s non_exist ~/link /mac>vi ~/link Hi! I am a link. /mac>cat ~/link Hi! I am a link. /mac>cat non_exist cat: non_exist: No such file or ...
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What does shiftwidth do in VIM editor

I read this about shiftwidth option on Google: To change the number of space characters inserted for indentation, use the 'shiftwidth' option. Ok Ok, but what's that more exactly? How can I try this ...
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Vim is not reading gzipped files automatically

I want to see some zipped log files .gz in unix through putty. When I open them in vim the contents are not readable. I think vim is not able to unzip them.
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Why does VIM say there are trailing characters on this command?

I am trying to write a beautify CSS command in vim that sorts and alphabetizes all of the CSS properties as well as checks to see if there is not a space after the colon and inserts one. Here is my ...
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vi editor text is flashing and unusable

I'm using vi on linux - vi --version gives: VIM - Vi IMproved 7.2 (2008 Aug 9, compiled Apr 16 2010 12:47:47) A few weeks ago, for no apparent reason, every time I use vi the entire text is flashing, ...
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How do I type numbers in vi?

Sometimes when I have to do basic editing of a file or write a basic script when I'm working in Terminal, I use vi. The problem is that when I type numbers, it goes to that line. Is there a way to ...
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Exclude dash (-) from word separators in vi

vi uses dash and space as word separators. is there any way to exclude dash from word separators ? This is required to work with the symbols generated by ctags exe. when symbol contain a "-" ,vi tags ...
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vi / vim abrumpt buffer movements within window

When using :set wrap in vi/vim, the contents of an entire wrapped line are placed in the display buffer upon moving the cursor into a new line, even when navigating through a file by display line ...
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non-destructive piping in vim?

Is there a way to pipe selected text through an external command in vim, but not to replace the selected text with the output? Occasionally I want to copy something in a vim buffer to the X clipboard, ...
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How to pass vim buffer contents through shell command and capture the output to a split window

I've read lots of threads about running shell commands from vim, lots of documentation on vim commands, .vimrc and all that, but I just can't seem to understand the "ex" language or vim mappings well ...
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How do I view and edit last expression used in a find in vi?

Is there a way to bring up the last regular expression used in vi for a search? If I enter a long regular expression, it would be nice to just edit the expression if it was incorrect or other ...
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Is there a VI equivalent I can use on Windows XP and later?

I get frustrated using Notepad on my Windows XP machine when I want to do more complicated text manipulation. Having used VI on various versions of UNIX I'd like to get something with its power on my ...