Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 94 – Review

Here is the video version, if you prefer it:

We looked at both Emacs and vi and took a stroll around their basic commands. Here are the most essential of the essential:


  • C-x 1 (C-x means CTRL + x) for closing all but one window
  • C-x C-s for saving a file
  • C-Space, then C-w for cutting (killing) a piece of text
  • C-y for pasting (yanking) a piece of text


  • There are two modes – insert and command
  • To enter insert mode, press i, or to append to the end of the line the cursor is on, press A
  • Escape insert mode with Esc
  • Delete characters (while in command mode) with x
  • Save and quit by writing :wq and pressing Enter

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