Vim is a common text editor on Linux. Get a brief introduction to it in this video.
- [Narrator] Sometimes you just need a text editor,…but if you're working at the command line,…you don't always have access…to your favorite graphical text editor.…So, what do you do?…Well, in most Linux distributions…there's a text editor called vim.…You'll also see it referred to…as vi in some places for legacy reasons.…vi was a popular text editor on BSD Unix.…And vim stands for Vi IMproved.…Vim takes a little bit of getting used to.…And in fact, I encourage you to check out our course…called Learning vi to get a full sense of how to use it.…
But I'll take you through the very basics right now.…The version of vim that comes with Ubuntu…is a little bit of a cut down version.…And it uses keyboard commands that are,…well, not friendly to new users.…So, to get a more fully featured version,…I'll write sudo apt install vim.…And then to open up the editor,…I'll type vim.…The first screen that shows up…gives you a sense of what it's like to work in vim.…Instead of having a toolbar, vim has two modes.…
Insertion mode, where we type,…
- Recognize what the characters “-h” represent in the statement “df –h/home/alice/Documents”.
- Explain how to recall a previous command in Bash.
- Identify what the command “ls -l” will show.
- Recall what is needed to use the find command to look for files by name, size, and so on.
- List the two modes file permissions can be set to.
- Recall why many command line tools are intended to be used in pipes with other commands.
- Explain what the command “grep -E "" report.txt” will show.
- Identify what the “>” symbol is often used for.
Skill Level Beginner
Learning SQL Server Development on Linuxwith Joey D'Antoni1h 54m Intermediate
What you should know1m 51s
1. Setting Up Your Environment
2. Command-Line Basics
3. Files, Folders, and Permissions
4. Common Command-Line Tasks and Tools
5. A Peek at Some More Advanced Topics
Next steps1m 28s
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