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I want to do some Shell Scripting on my Ubuntu 13.10 (32-bit) desktop. How can I create Shell Scripts using the editor. Since I am not familiar with the Ubuntu editor Gedit. Is it possible to do it with Vim. If yes, then which package would be suitable for me.

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This question shows a basic misunderstanding of what a shell script is. You can use whichever editor to write a shell script. – Rmano Mar 27 '14 at 19:18
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To install vim, do sudo apt-get install vim.

You don't need any other package if you want to write shell scripts. You can use vi <filename> to write the scripts and bash <filename> to execute the scripts using bash shell, sh <filename> to execute using sh shell, dash <filename> using dash.

If you need other shells like zsh, fish, etc., you'll need to install them using sudo apt-get install zsh or whatever package-name.

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Thanks. It worked. Actually I am new to Linux systems. Thanks again. – Neo Mar 28 '14 at 15:57

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