File Editing

Editing a UNIX file


There are three main methods to edit files under UNIX

1. Use a command line editor like vi or emacs or the GCG SeqEd or IG sequence editor.

These editors are popular because they are FAST. You can open up a multimegabyte text file, edit it and save the results in less time that it would take to open the file using Microsoft Word.

2. Use a X-Window graphical editor (xedit, textedit, GCG SeqLab or GDE editor)

These programs are popular because they have a graphical user interface like you would find on Macintosh or Windows editors.

3. Edit the file on the Mac or PC and copy to your UNIX account


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