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LPIC-1/CompTIA Linux+™ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide by Robb Tracy

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Chapter Review

In this chapter, you learned how to use the vi text editor. I first emphasized the important role text editors play in Linux system management. Unlike other operating systems that use a database to store system and application settings, Linux stores this information in text files. Therefore, to configure a Linux system, you need to know how to edit these files.

Normally we wouldn’t spend much time learning how to use text editors. However, because the vi text editor is a little harder to use than text editors on other operating systems, we spent a extra time learning how to operate it. I pointed out that there are a variety of graphical front ends now available to make system configuration tasks easier. However, I also pointed ...

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