How to switch between multiple files in UNIX while using VI editor?

I'm new to UNIX. I am using VI editor to code for C programming. If I open multiple files at a time using VI editor like,

vi *.c

I can edit the first file only. If I press ":wq", it shows me that there are: "6 more files to edit"

How can I switch between those files?

Answers


Next file: :n

Previous file: :p, :N or :prev depending on which vi implementation you're using.

Here's a typical cheat sheet which has a section "Files" on this topic.

http://www.lagmonster.org/docs/vi2.html


For Linux Red-Hat VI version 7.2.411 use :n and :N to switch next and previous.


AIX's vi has it's own commands; it took me a while to find this information because the answers in this question didn't have it already, so I'll add this answer.

Neither :p, :N, nor :prev work to go to the previous file, you need to use one of the variations of the :n --- command.

The :n for moving to the next file is the same

Use :n file_name to move to a certain file (Can open new files this way too) (To go to the previous file, just do this with the previous file's name

Use :n list of file names to define a new list of files to edit (In this case, the files list, of, file, and names would be opened in series using :n after running :n list of file names

Other useful results from the man pages

   :e File
        Edits the specified file. If you are using this subcommand 
        from the ex editor, you do not need to type the : (colon).
   :e!
        Re-edits the current file and discards all changes.
   :e + File
        Edits the specified file starting at the end.
   :e + Number File
        Edits the specified file starting at the specified line number.
   :e #
        Edits the alternate file. The alternate file is usually the 
        previous file name before accessing another file with a 
        :e command. However, if changes are pending on the current 
        file when a new file is called, the new file becomes the 
        alternate file. This subcommand is the same as the Ctrl-A 
        subcommand.
   Ctrl-G
        Shows the current file name, current line number, number of 
        lines in the file, and percentage of the way through the 
        file where the cursor is located.

:e# where # is the file number


:b# is working in vi editor to open particular file, when multiple files are opened, # means numbers here


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