Haha, sorry to sound overly esoteric, especially since this is an effort to make the command shell less
esoteric. In simple language:
This is a text-editor for developers who loathe the standard editor that comes with the command shell.
It helps me feel more at home while I romp about in the Linux.
If you've ever seen a hardcore programmer use their text editor (usually vi or emacs) they can do some insane stuff.
Turns out that vi comes with the iLiad OS. But if some poor n00b (like me) happens to enter vi, I get stuck, unable to quit, until I google it and learn that to exit, you must type the three keys:
: q <Enter>
Who would have thought???