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vi and vim cheat sheet for Linux

April 10th, 2013 Comments off

vi and vim cheat sheet for Linux


Cursor movement

h – move left
j – move down
k – move up
l – move right
w – jump by start of words (punctuation considered words)
W – jump by words (spaces separate words)
e – jump to end of words (punctuation considered words)
E – jump to end of words (no punctuation)
b – jump backward by words (punctuation considered words)
B – jump backward by words (no punctuation)
0 – (zero) start of line
^ – first non-blank character of line
$ – end of line
G – Go To command (prefix with number – 5G goes to line 5)
Note: Prefix a cursor movement command with a number to repeat it. For example, 4j moves down 4 lines.


Insert Mode – Inserting/Appending text

i – start insert mode at cursor
I – insert at the beginning of the line
a – append after the cursor
A – append at the end of the line
o – open (append) blank line below current line (no need to press return)
O – open blank line above current line
ea – append at end of word
Esc – exit insert mode


r – replace a single character (does not use insert mode)
J – join line below to the current one
cc – change (replace) an entire line
cw – change (replace) to the end of word
c$ – change (replace) to the end of line
s – delete character at cursor and subsitute text
S – delete line at cursor and substitute text (same as cc)
xp – transpose two letters (delete and paste, technically)
u – undo
. – repeat last command

Marking text (visual mode)

v – start visual mode, mark lines, then do command (such as y-yank)
V – start Linewise visual mode
o – move to other end of marked area
Ctrl+v – start visual block mode
O – move to Other corner of block
aw – mark a word
ab – a () block (with braces)
aB – a {} block (with brackets)
ib – inner () block
iB – inner {} block
Esc – exit visual mode

Visual commands

> – shift right
< – shift left
y – yank (copy) marked text
d – delete marked text
~ – switch case

Cut and Paste

yy – yank (copy) a line
2yy – yank 2 lines
yw – yank word
y$ – yank to end of line
p – put (paste) the clipboard after cursor
P – put (paste) before cursor
dd – delete (cut) a line
dw – delete (cut) the current word
x – delete (cut) current character


:w – write (save) the file, but don’t exit
:wq – write (save) and quit
:q – quit (fails if anything has changed)
:q! – quit and throw away changes


/pattern – search for pattern
?pattern – search backward for pattern
n – repeat search in same direction
N – repeat search in opposite direction
:%s/old/new/g – replace all old with new throughout file
:%s/old/new/gc – replace all old with new throughout file with confirmations

Working with multiple files

:e filename – Edit a file in a new buffer
:bnext (or :bn) – go to next buffer
:bprev (of :bp) – go to previous buffer
:bd – delete a buffer (close a file)
:sp filename – Open a file in a new buffer and split window
ctrl+ws – Split windows
ctrl+ww – switch between windows
ctrl+wq – Quit a window
ctrl+wv – Split windows vertically
Another good vim commands cheatsheet and a vi introduction using the “cheat sheet” method


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rpm command cheat sheet for Linux

April 10th, 2013 Comments off

rpm command cheat sheet for Linux

rpm is a powerful Package Manager for Red Hat, Suse and Fedora Linux. It can be used to build, install, query, verify, update, and remove/erase individual software packages. A Package consists of an archive of files, and package information, including name, version, and description:

Syntax Description Example(s)
rpm -ivh {rpm-file} Install the package rpm -ivh mozilla-mail-1.7.5-17.i586.rpm
rpm -ivh –test mozilla-mail-1.7.5-17.i586.rpm
rpm -Uvh {rpm-file} Upgrade package rpm -Uvh mozilla-mail-1.7.6-12.i586.rpm
rpm -Uvh –test mozilla-mail-1.7.6-12.i586.rpm
rpm -ev {package} Erase/remove/ an installed package rpm -ev mozilla-mail
rpm -ev –nodeps {package} Erase/remove/ an installed package without checking for dependencies rpm -ev –nodeps mozilla-mail
rpm -qa Display list all installed packages rpm -qa
rpm -qa | less
rpm -qi {package} Display installed information along with package version and short description rpm -qi mozilla-mail
rpm -qf {/path/to/file} Find out what package a file belongs to i.e. find what package owns the file rpm -qf /etc/passwd
rpm -qf /bin/bash
rpm -qc {pacakge-name} Display list of configuration file(s) for a package rpm -qc httpd
rpm -qcf {/path/to/file} Display list of configuration files for a command rpm -qcf /usr/X11R6/bin/xeyes
rpm -qa –last Display list of all recently installed RPMs rpm -qa –last
rpm -qa –last | less
rpm -qpR {.rpm-file}
rpm -qR {package}
Find out what dependencies a rpm file has rpm -qpR mediawiki-1.4rc1-4.i586.rpm
rpm -qR bash
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How to install magickwand in linux

April 10th, 2013 Comments off

How to install magickwand in linux

First go to the path where you want to download the tar file.

cd /usr/local/src/

Use the below link to download the magickwand tar file.


Extract the file using the below command.

 tar -zxvf MagickWandForPHP-1.0.9.tar.gz

Go inside the extracted folder.

cd MagickWandForPHP-1.0.9

Run the below commands to configure and compile it with PHP




make install



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install vztop command

April 3rd, 2013 Comments off

How to install vztop command in centos

Take vzprocps tools from . These are usual ps and top utilities (named vztop and vzps to not conflict with the standard ones) with an -E option added. You can use -E CTID option to limit the output to the selected CTID (use 0 for the host system), or just -E without an argument to just add CTID column to output.


Download the below file using

rpm -ivh vzprocps-2.0.11-6.13.swsoft.i386.rpm


#vzps axf -E 500
#vztop and then press c


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