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> but the idea that you _must_ sooner or later learn it is wrong.

I think a person who is going to do anything with UNIX/Linux owes it to him or herself to learn either Vim or Emacs, if only for the occasional editing that needs to be done over a remote terminal connection. There are other editors, of course, but these are powerful ones.

You can get away with using nano these days. In fact, invoking 'visudo' on Debian-based systems does not, in fact, use vi.

I agree with you though. Basic vi usage for quick edits is part of UNIX/Linux literacy.

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