Newbie Needing Help

RW rwmaillists at
Mon May 9 14:04:42 UTC 2011

On Sun, 8 May 2011 22:13:16 -0400
Alejandro Imass <ait at> wrote:

> The first need to change is your Windoze vocabulary, so the "command
> line" is called a "shell". Next you will need to eventually master a
> text editor. The are literally hundreds of text-editor in the Unix
> world but there are two predominant editor cultures: the vi guys and
> the Emacs people.

Although, if you cant be doing with either, you are in good company:

There's also ee in the base system, which is good enough for editing
configuration files, and is much easier for a casual user. The benefits
of vi and emacs are mostly for developers. 

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