# 26 : Using the VI Editor
Of all of the editors that are available in the UNIX environment, two are ubiquitous. One, the 'Ed' editor, is very unfriendly since it was really designed for use on a teletype. The second, "VI", or the Visual editor, is much better. In fact, despite its age, the vi editor remains extremely popular.
Part of what makes the editor so popular are the many commands and shortcuts designed to make large scale editing of virtually any size file very fast and very easy... At least relatively easy once you learn all of the shortcuts!
This video is intended to give you just enough of an introduction to make your way around and get started using the editor to do useful tasks.