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Kate text editor
Kate is a user-friendly text editor with some powerful features.

Advanced Search and Replace with the Kate Text Editor

Learn how to use the Kate text editor in this tutorial from our archives. The powerhouse Kate text editor has advanced search-and-replace, including support for escape sequences and regular expressions, so you can make complex corrections without leaving your document. The Kate text editor is my...
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vim
Vim is so flexible you can make it do just about anything with a minimum number of keystrokes.

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim? The main reason it is included in nearly all Linux...
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Nano: CLI Text Editor For Everyone

​nano is a Command Line Interface text editor for GNU/Linux designed to emulate Pico text editor. It is the standard de facto text editor of Linux for system maintainers, comes pre-installed on Ubuntu and its derivative including Linux Mint. It’s fairly advanced for newbies but not too hard to get...
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Carla Schroder shows how to create custom keystrokes, perform text searches, and do other useful things with vim.

Vim Shortcuts and Text Searches

In our previous Vim how-to, An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins, we learned enough about using Vim to bang around in short text files and get something done. Now we're moving on to some of Vim's excellent power tools: abbreviations (autotext), mapping hotkeys, and text searches. Abbreviations Vim'...
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This tutorial shows how to use nano and vim to write, edit, and manage your Linux configuration files, scripts, and more.

An Introduction to Text Editors -- Get to Know nano and vim

At some point in your Linux administration career, you are going to edit a configuration file, write a Bash script, code, take a note, or any given task associated with text editors. When you do, you will turn to one of the popular text editors available to the Linux platform. vim nano These...
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Classic Emacs Editor Gets a New-School Makeover

Longtime users of the venerable Emacs editor can now use it with a sleek new skin that emphasizes consistency and ergonomics. A new distribution of the Emacs editor, called Spacemacs, repackages the classic developer's tool in a new skin for greater usefulness to a new generation of programmers....
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