The VI editor is a screen-based editor. It is very powerful and has been around for more than a decade. Programmers are especially fond of the VI editor due to its powerful features to aid programmers. VI is often overwhelming for beginners. It takes some time to get used to VI but it is often well worth the effort. The key to mastering VI is to learn sequentially, getting used to the commands you learn at each step.
Starting the VI Editor
VI editor lets you create new files or edit existing files. The command to start is: