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David BothThe Linux Philosophy for SysAdminshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3730-4_19

19. Use Your Favorite Editor

David Both1 
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Why is this a tenet of The Linux Philosophy for System Administrators ? Because arguing about editors can be the cause of a great deal of wasted energy. Everyone has their favorite editor, and it might not be the same as mine. So what?

I use vim as my editor. I have used it for years and like it very much. I am used to it. It meets my needs more than any other editor I have tried. If you can say that about your editor – whichever one that might be – then you are in editor nirvana.

I started using vi when I began learning Solaris over twenty years ago. My mentor suggested ...

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