Pinnacle : Text Editors
- Vi is one of the older text editors that’s still commonly used. It’s far more difficult to use than GUI-based text editors dtpad and gedit, but may be faster for the experienced user. The editor is different in the it operates in two modes “insertion mode” and “command mode”. Insertion mode is used to enter text, while command mode allows exiting, saving, cursor movement and actions like copying and pasting.
Enter command mode by pressing the [Esc] key
|:wq||Save and exit|
|😡||Save and exit|
|ZZ||Exit and save if any changes have been made|
|q!||Exit without saving|
- Open file: In Console or Xterm type dtpad or dtpad filename.
- This software is very similar to a modern GUI-based document editor like MS Word.
emacs and xemacs
Not available on all Pinnacle systems. Xemacs is more modern than vi/vim, but not as nice as edit.