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A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux® 8 by Mark G. Sobell

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Tutorial: Using pico to Create/Edit a File

A file is a collection of information that you can refer to by a filename. A file is frequently stored on a disk. Text files typically contain memos, reports, messages, program source code, lists, or manuscripts. An editor is a utility program that allows you to create a new text file or change an existing one.

Many editors are available for Red Hat systems. These editors range from small and simple character-based text editors (pico, joe, and others) to more full-featured text editors (vi; see the tutorial on page 414) and complete working environments (emacs; see the tutorial on page 475) to GUI word processing applications that format your text (Kate, Kword, Applix, WordPerfect, AbiWord, TeX, and ...

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