Pico Text Editor
Pico is a text editor on the central UNIX servers with which you can create and modify text files. A menu of the options you can use is displayed in the Pico window. To select an option, press the appropriate key(s).
Where to find Pico
Pico is available on the central UNIX servers.
After you log in to the central UNIX server, at the % prompt, typepico filename
and press the ENTER key. Replace filename with the name of the file you want to create or modify.
Instructions for Pico can be found at the following:
- Using the Pico Editor: A Tipsheet
- online while running Pico and pressing CTRL-G ("Get Help")
Using Pico on an X terminal
If you use pico on an X terminal, you can have the pico command open a separate window by adding the following lines to your .localalias file:
if $?DISPLAY then alias pico 'xterm -name pico -e pico \!* &' endif
This is useful if you want to edit several files at once.