Nicolae Fieraru wrote:

> It is also good to know that vi is the most common editor found in the
> Linux world. In this case it's worth learning to use it.

Plus, it's standardized (like ed). So you'll find it (or a vi clone,
like on Redhat) on anything vaguely Unixoid you'll stumble over.

Learning a handful of ed commands might also be useful. It is often
derided as 60ies technology (which it is) but it can be very useful in
scripts for in-place editing (in contrast to sed, which only operates as
a filter).

Matthias Buelow; mkb@{mukappabeta,informatik.uni-wuerzburg}.de