VIP is a Vi emulating package written in Emacs Lisp. VIP implements most Vi commands including Ex commands. It is therefore hoped that this package will enable you to do Vi style editing under the powerful GNU Emacs environment. This manual describes the usage of VIP assuming that you are fairly accustomed to Vi but not so much with Emacs. Also we will concentrate mainly on differences from Vi, especially features unique to VIP.
It is recommended that you read chapters on survey and on customization before you start using VIP. Other chapters may be used as future references.
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ms@Sail.Stanford.Edu if you are outside of Japan and to
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