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Introduction to Linux

By Machtelt Garrels

get the vi basics in the fingers, because it is the standard text editor on almost all UNIX systems, while emacs can be an optional package. There may be small differences between different computers and terminals, but the main point is that if you can work with vi , you can survive on any UNIX system.

Apart from the vim command, the vIm packages may also provide gvim , the Gnome version of vim . Beginning users might find this easier to use, because the menus offer help when you forgot or don't know how to perform a particular editing task using the standard vim commands.


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