There’s quite a few ways for you to edit your texts in Unix. This page summarises the most common Unix commands for text editing.
There’s three big groups of text editors you can find:
Some say, nano editor it’s the easiest to use.
vi – this editor can be found on any Unix or Linux distro since late 1990s.
vim – my go-to editor for remote (SSH) sessions! 🙂 it’s a Vi IMproved editor – lots of customisations and expansions on top of vi editor.
Basically, most of recent distros have vim implementation instead of the original vi software.
Here’s my part 1 video about editing files with vim:
These editors are more advanced tools with support for graphics users interface (GUI), which essentially allows for representing available editing options in more user-frinendly way and support mouse for typical editing operations.
I have discovered Sublime Text 3 in 2019, it’s a great editor available for macOS, Windows and Linux. It has one of the largest ecosystems of extensions and is used by many developers.
Sublime Text 3 is my favourite text editor as of 2020. I use it for maintaining my blogs, writing Python and BASH scripts, editing configs and automating infrastructure using Ansible.
Perhaps the best looking and most modern of them all, because it’s a fairly recent project
These are the editors which support the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) concept – meaning that their graphics interface will show you exactly the appearance of your document as it will have when printed. All font families and sizes, page margins and formatting elements will be shown to make creating of your document the easiest and most natural act.