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Beginning the Linux Command Line, Second edition by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 4

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Working with Text Files

An important part of working on the Linux command line consists of working with text files. If you need to configure services, they’ll store their configuration in text files. If you need to write program code, you’ll do that in a text file as well. Linux text files are all over your computer, and to be good at the Linux command line, you’ll have to know how to handle them. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to work with text files. Different methods are discussed for manipulating the contents of them. First, you’ll learn about the only editor that matters on Linux, Vi. Next, I’ll explain different ways of displaying ...

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