Creating and Editing Files

If you want to survive in a Linux or Solaris environment, you have to be adept with at least one command-line text editor. DBAs use text editors on a daily basis to manipulate database initialization files, create scripts to automate tasks, modify OS scheduler jobs, and so on. In these environments, you won’t be an efficient database administrator unless you’re proficient with a text editor.

Dozens of text editors are available. To that end, there have been entire books written on the available text editors. The three most common command-line text editors in use are vi, vim, and emacs. This chapter focuses ...

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