The Basics of vi

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Right then, vi. “Oh no! vi! That’s command based, can’t use that!” Oh come on, it’s not that difficult! Really… First, I shall explain a little about vi. vi (now mostly vim) is one of the oldest text editors for *nix. It can be found on many systems, both UNIX and Linux, and is usually the default editor. vim (VI iMproved) is beginning to take over from the older vi, but essentially, they function the same way.

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Installing Pico

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Installing Pico can sometimes be misunderstood. Many system administrators just install Nano, and symlink Pico to Nano. I prefer to do it this way, as Nano has the same interface as Pico, just a few subtle differences. I shall explain both ways…

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