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 info file 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.

VIP is obsolete since Emacs 24.5—consider using Viper instead. See Viper in The Viper VI-emulation mode for Emacs.

It is recommended that you read nodes on survey and on customization before you start using VIP. Other nodes may be visited as needed.

Comments and bug reports are welcome. Please send messages to ms@Sail.Stanford.Edu if you are outside of Japan and to masahiko@sato.riec.tohoku.junet if you are in Japan.

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