There is nothing pretty about the text editing tools in Linux. After all, it is a command shell environment; how pretty can it be? But if you are a minimalist at heart, you will feel right at home.
Two editors mostly dominate Developerland:
vim. The latter is the most powerful and fully featured. However, the
vim command is not a good starting point for neophytes as it is more complex. Instead, our text editing tool of choice for the rest of this book will be
nano. In this section, you will learn your way around the editor and then create and edit a text file.
When you're using
nano, take note of all the options at the bottom of the screen:
Read File, and so on. You ...