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Windows 7: Any way to get vi like functionality on the windows command prompt?

14 Apr 2016   #1
salilsurendran

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Any way to get vi like functionality on the windows command prompt?

Hello,
I was wondering if there is any way to get ctrl + left/right arrow working on the windows command prompt? If I could edit commands by searching for a word like we do in vi by using '?' or '/' characters, it would be even great. Also can I get ctrl + v paste working someway?


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14 Apr 2016   #2
margrave

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If you're willing to move to a Linux-like environment, install Cygwin on Windows. It's free.
It's a mostly complete Linux environment for Windows.
It has the command line capabilities you want ... with a proper shell (unlike the 1970s era command line abortion found in DOS/Windows).
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14 Apr 2016   #3
sgage

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The latest Preview Build of Windows 10 has a full implementaiion of the bash shell and some command line programs - the first thing I tried was vi, and it worked!
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