10 Reasons Why You Should Use Vi/Vim Text Editor in Linux

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Aaron Kili

Aaron Kili is a Linux and F.O.S.S enthusiast, an upcoming Linux SysAdmin, web developer, and currently a content creator for TecMint who loves working with computers and strongly believes in sharing knowledge.

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4 Responses

  1. dragonmouth says:

    Written like a true Vi/Vim masochist. The command structure of Vim has not changed since the editor was created. It is still as esoteric and byzantine. Using vi/vim is like hitting yourself with a hammer, it feels So good when you stop.

    Even programming in Assembler does not approach the tedium of vi/vim. However, I will admit that, like Assembler, vi/vim gives the user a much finer control. But, in today’s computer world, there are much easier to use products that are just as effective as vi/vim and Assembler.

    The same ten points can be made about nano.

    • Aaron Kili says:


      I agree with you, Vi/Vim is not easy to learn, but it has some upsides as well, especially when you dedicate time (i know life is too short) to learn it. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

  2. James Apperson says:

    When I try to print the page on my tablet using Chrome browser the stupid sliding bar on the side overwrites the top of each page. Please have something added to turn it off!!!

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