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.
|xedit||Lighweight editor, and the easiest to use. Just type. Has save and quit buttons. Must have already started X (type startx at the shell prompt) to run xedit. Hit the Save button twice before quitting xedit.||xedit filename.conf|
|nano||Lightweight editor that can be run directly in the shell window. Use this if you don't know vi or emacs, and you haven't started X.||nano filename.conf|
|vi or vim||These editors are very powerful and very cryptic. If you don't already know vi, don't use this.||vi filename.conf|
|emacs||Powerful and still somewhat cryptic editor. Can be run before or after starting X.||emacs filename.conf|