It is imperative that you learn how to use a text editor if you're on a UNIX(-like) system. Most configuration options have to be written into text files in the /etc directory (as opposed to a point-and-click configuration utility).

Luckily, there are a legion of free editors out there for UNIX(-like) systems. I will discuss some of the more popular editors for GNU/Linux here. Remember, these text is not intended to teach you how to master a certain text-editor. You should learn that from a proper manual.

An Introduction to Vi
An Introduction to EMACS

Unfortunately, these are the only two screen based editors I can work with. If you have some experience with another editor (joe, pico, etc.), and you feel like writing something about it, please do and tell me when you're done.

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