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     1== How to edit a file on a server==
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     3There are a number of common editors for editing files in a terminal.  The most frequently used are [http://www.nano-editor.org/dist/v2.0/nano.html nano], [http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/usr_toc.html vim], [https://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/tour/ emacs].  Each of these editors comes with a level of difficulty, the easiest being nano.
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     5To open a file with the respective editors, you will need to enter the following commands respectively:
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     7 * nano /path/to/file
     8 * vim /path/to/file
     9 * emacs /path/to/file
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     11Once a file is open you will need to know how to navigate within each program.  Please see the documentation.
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     13 * Within nano get help by typing `Control+g`
     14 * Within vim get help by typing `: help` (that's the colon key then help.
     15 * Within emacs follow the tutorial with `Control+h t`.