Guide to Unix/Commands/File Editing

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Basic editing of system files.

pico[edit]

Nano is a clone of Pico. Pico (text editor) is an easy-to-learn text editor originally designed for composing e-mail in Pine.

zile[edit]

A light-weight, feature-reduced clone of emacs.

vi[edit]

A powerful editor based on ex. For details see the Wikibooks Learning the vi Editor.

emacs[edit]

A very powerful editor that is used by many programmers.