In this lesson, you were introduced to the two most popular text editors on the Unix platform: vi and emacs. Hopefully this chapter has motivated you to get a book on each one and delve deeper. Remember, editing files will be something you do often in the Unix environment, so it's important to know how to use at least one editor. In this lesson we introduced you to three of them; the vi editor, the emacs editor and the GUI-based editor. As long as you have the basics, you can grow from there.
Remember also that it is best to learn by doing, and this lesson provided you with the tools necessary to do the three most important tasks in a text editor:
Starting the editor of your choosing
Exiting and saving your work
Because you ...