It’s an age-old issue, what text editor do you use on a Unix/Linux system? You might cry “EMACS” while I shout “VI”, and the games begin. No matter which one you use, a knowledge of the other is a good idea, so take a look at this well-done article about VIM (VI iMproved), and harness the beast that is VIM the text editor.

Update: How could I be so neglectful as to not promote my very own VIM chapter in my book? I can’t, so here is the link to it, it’s free for viewing. (Thanks to TC for reminding me about this, it’s been a long week!

Oh, and just to start the flames a-burning, EMACS reportedly stands for “Even a Master of Arts Comes Simpler”…  What’s you favorite one?

RossB

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