Linux Text Editors
A text editor is a simple editor for viewing, creating and updating text files. Linux has a wide variety of text editors available. The Linux image used in the summer school has a couple of text editors that are available. Instructors, when they created pages, will show whatever editor they prefer. However, you can use any editor you prefer. Some text editors.
|gedit||Lighweight editor, and the easiest to use. Just type. Has save and quit buttons.||gedit filename.conf|
|nano||Lightweight editor that can be run directly in the shell window. Harder to use than gedit.||nano filename.conf|
|vi or vim||These editors are very powerful and very cryptic. If you don't already know vi, don't try to learn this during the course.||vi filename.conf|
|emacs||Powerful editor that is less cryptic than vi.||emacs filename.conf|