Unix-like Viewers Cheat Sheet

The table below shows some shortcut keys for Unix-like editor such as vi and less:

Command Description
?<pattern to search>
/<string to find>
n Show next occurrence of searched string/pattern
shift+n Show previous occurrence of searched string/pattern
g Beginning of the document
Shift+g End of the document
j Navigate forward by one line
k Navigate backward by one line
Shift+f Enter into “tail –f” mode, waiting for data
Ctrl+c Exit waiting for data mode
&<pattern to search> show only lines matching the pattern


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