Ee

Introduction

ee is a basic command line editor that may be preferred over Vi or Emacs by beginners.

Installation

ee is part of the FreeBSD base installation, so no additional steps are required.

Usage

Starting to edit is as simple as typing

ee

or

ee filename.txt

if you would like to create or edit a specific file.

Inside the editor, the available commands are displayed at the top. The ^ should be read as Ctrl so, for example, the (escape) menu can be opened by pressing Ctrl-[. This menu allows you to leave the editor (you will be offered to save your changes if you made any) and perform file operations, such reading or saving files.

References

For more information, check the man page:

man ee

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