Most administration on a Unix-like system is done with a text editor editing configuration files, usually under the
/etc directory. This document will just outline a few editors to choose from.
vi[edit | edit source]
emacs[edit | edit source]
joe[edit | edit source]
joe is Joe's Own Editor. This editor uses a minimal amount of your screen, similar to
vi, but is a more user-friendly editor that allows a user to position the cursor with the arrow keys and type.
Ctrl-K-H can be pressed at any time to get a listing of additional commands available.
nano[edit | edit source]
nano is the free software implementation of
pico which is a popular editor for new users. Usage should be pretty clear as the common commands are all printed out on the screen for you.
TextPad[edit | edit source]
TextPad is a free, powerful, general purpose editor for plain text files that works in Windows.
Wiki Editors[edit | edit source]
|The mw:Extension:WikiEditor extension is an extendable framework with a set of feature-based modules that improve the user experience of editing. It is also the editing interface that Wikipedia currently uses|
Available as the default editor in this wiki
- WikiEditor is the extension in use by MediaWiki Foundation currently on all sites.
- Visual editor is the ultimate in edit experience for 'simplicity' and lowering the bar for new contributors to the wiki since editing is so close to using a word processor.