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Arnold Robbins, an Atlanta native, is a professional programmer and technical author. He has worked with Unix systems since 1980, when he was introduced to a PDP-11 running a version of Sixth Edition Unix. He has been a heavy AWK user since 1987, when he became involved with gawk, the GNU project's version of AWK. As a member of the POSIX 1003.2 balloting group, he helped shape the POSIX standard for AWK. He is currently the maintainer of gawk and its documentation. He is also coauthor of the sixth edition of O'Reilly's Learning the vi Editor. Since late 1997, he and his family have been living happily in Israel.
I swear by O'Reilly "Learning" series books whenever I need to pick up a new technology or application. The language is clear and the exercises are practical.Published on November 13, 2012 by Will B
Although this is the 6th edition of this book, while I was reading it, I still felt like I was reading the first edition, due to the clunky prose and the treatment of the... Read morePublished on August 23, 2007 by David
I have been using vi/vim for about six years, but had never gotten to the next level. This was mainly because I had kept my usage limited to a small subset of vi (which is even... Read morePublished on August 19, 2007 by P. Mukherjee
This book is a fine exposition of the vi editor with a perfect balance between density of information and friendliness of explanation. Read morePublished on June 21, 2007 by F.M.
If your operating system is down, you don't have access to the "fancier" editors available that actually have interfaces that make sense to normal people. Read morePublished on February 16, 2007 by calvinnme
This book is well written and laid out. Whether or not you are a beginner or advanced user coming to vi, this is a valuable tool for getting the most out of vi. Read morePublished on September 29, 2005 by Jonathon Suggs
This book is the reference for those wanting to understand the mysteries of Vi. Almost all Unix based systems typically have a variant of the Vi editor installed, even when the... Read morePublished on June 29, 2005 by Information Security Guru