A note on choosing a text editor to learn

Many of the security assignment labs require you to edit text files on a Linux machine. You’ll want to become proficient in using a text editor. For you young pups, I recommend nano. It’s installed on all sytems you’ll be using. Google around for some quick how-tos.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to be like me, consider learning vim. It has a steep learning curve, but oh what sweet power. Fire up vimtutor (type that in a terminal) and have fun . If you can’t figure out how to exit vim once you’ve started it, you’re not alone. (Hit esc, then type :q! then [enter])