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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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The emacs Editor

Most emacs lovers hate vi and vice versa. Why such rivalry? Well, I hope that you have yet to be tainted by someone else's opinions. I hope that you can make a decision on your own from this Unix lesson alone. Take a look at both and form your own opinion on what can be most useful to you and learn how to use that tool as in-depth as you can. In this lesson, we will look at the emacs editor.

You will find that the biggest difference between the emacs editor and the vi editor is the actual footprint of the programs. Whereas the vi editor is a lightweight, highly functional tool, the emacs editor is a dense, unbelievably functional tool. Don't worry, both will serve just about any need you can dream of; most times the selection ...

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