nano (Better than vi)

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default


sudo vi /boot/cmdline.txt



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  1. Damon

    8 years ago

    I disagree that nano is “better than vi”. Only if you’re not familiar with it! vi/vim is much more powerful if you know what you’re doing.

    1. John Doe

      3 years ago

      I perfectly agreed that vi is by far a more powerful editor than nano, after one assimilates its quirks and shortcuts combinations, but, “better” in this context must be interpreted as being more intuitive and graphical alike for newbies (and is for they that this tutorials are aimed).

    2. Adam

      3 years ago

      Fair comments both, we meant better in the sense of can be used quickly and simply without having to learn a whole heap about it and as you say John for users who want to just edit some text and crack on – better is probably a bad choice of word!


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