ubuntu server 11.04

Janne Jokitalo astraljava at kapsi.fi
Wed Jul 13 07:24:55 UTC 2011

> 2011/7/13 Avi <lists at avi.co>:
> > Korves, Tim wrote:
> >
> >> you could use any console-based editor like vi, vi-improved (vim),
> >> nano, pico, joe, etc.
> >>
> >> Just open the file with your preferred editor.
> >>
> >> <snip>
> >> vim /path/to/file.xml
> >>
> >> [ESC], :wq
> >> </snap>
> >
> > Even as a Vim user I feel I should point out that vim is almost never
> > what is expected the first time someone needs to edit a file in the
> > terminal.
> >
On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 09:08:11AM +0200, Korves, Tim wrote:
> Avi, you're right. But I'm a vim user... So, it looked like an easy
> example to me... ;-)

Please don't top-post.

The problem for the inexperienced vim user with the above example would be to
figure out how to actually insert/edit any text. There's no 'i' command to get
to the insert-mode.

Unless of course someone edited the OP, in which case I apologize for jumping
into the middle of a thread.

But it generally considered wiser to instruct using nano, which is (also?)
installed by default, and has no stripped-down version anyhow.


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