Unix Text Editors: Colorization, Customization, and More


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Unix text editors

In this movie, we are going to take a look at the text editors that are available for Unix. If you remember back to our discussion about the history of Unix, Unix has been around a really long time and it pre- dates all of the graphical user interfaces in the modern day text editors that we are used to. So what did they use in those really early days, when Unix had first been invented? Well, they used a text editor called ed, for edit text, and it was really simple and is not at all user friendly. So it's not something that we even want to think about now, but in the early days that was the very first thing. Well, then over time people said, "It would be great if we had something that was more of a visual text editor. We can see the page that we are working with." And so they came with something called vi.

That's visual editing mode and later that was improved and replaced with vim. So you can still type vi, but chances are it will take you into vim, because vim has pretty ...

Unix text editors
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Unix text editors provides you with in-depth training on IT. Taught by Kevin Skoglund as part of the Unix for Mac OS X Users

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