Text Editing in Linux

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Coursera Project Network
In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Learn how to edit text using Vim

Learn about copying, highlighting and pasting text in Linux

Manipulate a sample text file using Vim commands

Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview

Clock1 hour
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this guided project, you will learn about editing text with Linux using Vim which is one of the oldest and most advanced text editors with Linux. You will also learn about the various modes while using Vim and You will also learn how to highlight, search, replace and delete contents of a file.


basic computer use

Skills you will develop

direct instructionInterfacestextCommand-Line InterfaceEditing

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Project Overview - Text Editing in Linux

  2. Installation and Folder Navigation and file preview in Vim

  3. File Creation and Editing Modes in Vim

  4. Text Editing in Vim

  5. Additional editing, documentation and wrap-up

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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