Unix Editor Bare Essentials
If you are editing text on Unix, it is likely either vi, pico, or emacs will be available there. These are the most widespread editors, though there are many other text editors available on Unix as well. However, many of them are subsets or clones of these three. The table below will teach you the most essential commands you need to use each editor: how to open a file, edit it, and then exit (and either save or discard your changes).
KEY: ^X == Ctrl-x == "hold down Control and press x"
To learn more about these editors, consult their respective man pages, tutorials, or menus.
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