- Choosing an Editor
- Starting pico and Dabbling with It
- Saving in pico
- Cutting and Pasting Text Blocks in pico
- Checking Spelling in pico
- Getting Help in pico
- Exiting pico
- Starting vi and Dabbling with It
- Saving in vi
- Adding and Deleting Text in vi
- Importing Files into vi
- Searching and Replacing in vi
- Exiting vi
- Starting emacs and Dabbling with It
- Using emacs Menus to Spell-Check
- Saving in emacs
- Exiting emacs
When you're done editing in pico, you'll exit it using the following steps.
To exit pico:
Within pico, press . If you haven't made any changes to the text since you last saved the file, you'll find yourself immediately back at the shell prompt. If you have made changes, you'll be prompted to "Save modified buffer" (Figure 4.10).
Figure 4.10 pico gives you the opportunity to "Save modified buffer." Without the techno-babble, this means to save the text you just wrote or edited before you exit.
- At the "Save modified buffer" prompt:
- Press if you want to save your changes. Proceed to step 3.
- Press if you don't want to save your changes. You'll end up back at the shell prompt.
Specify the filename for your file if it's the first time you've saved it. If you've saved it before, press to confirm the current filename or change the name to save a copy and not change the original file.