vi is an editor created in 1976. vi 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 (and thus standardized 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 Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) Unix release in March 1978. Read more on Wikipedia...
- vi ranks in the top 25% of entities I track
- the vi wikipedia page
- vi first appeared in 1976
- See also: c, unix, emacs-editor, ruby, solaris, freebsd, vim-editor, utf-8
- Have a question about vi not answered here? Email me and let me know how I can help.
Last updated February 18th, 2020