Chapter 6. Text editors

Table of Contents
6.1. Text editors
6.1.1. Why should I use an editor?
6.1.2. Which editor should I use?
6.2. Using the Vim editor
6.2.1. Two modes
6.2.2. Basic commands
6.2.3. The easy way
6.3. Linux in the office
6.3.1. History
6.3.2. Suites and programs
6.3.3. Remarks
6.4. Summary
6.5. Exercises

In this chapter, we will discuss the importance of mastering an editor. We will focus mainly on the Improved vi editor.

After finishing this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Open and close files in text mode

  • Edit files

  • Search text

  • Undo errors

  • Merge files

  • Recover lost files

  • Find a program or suite for office use