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In vi, in order to delete something that has already been inputted (eg. its been in the file since you started this last insert/append session) you have to go to command mode (hit Esc) and press x over each letter, or press d twice to delete the line. Also a number then dd will delete that many lines, and a number then x will delete that many characters. A little different approach then what most are used to, but after a little using you get the hang of it.

Oh yeah, theres a REALLY good help pdf for vi use. http://www.eng.hawaii.edu/Tutor/vi.html
 
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