Tilde is a text editor that enables to create and modify text files via command line. This editor can be useful for users which normally work with GUI based text editors and sometimes need to modify text files via command line. Tilde provides menu, allows to select the text and copy it by pressing CTRL+C, paste the previously copied text with CTRL+V, etc.
This tutorial explains how to install Tilde on Raspberry Pi.
Connect to Raspberry Pi via SSH. Update the package lists and install Tilde by using the following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt install -y tilde
Once installed, we can check Tilde version:
tilde command and provide a filename as argument in order to create a new file or edit an existing file:
Don’t forget to execute a command as the superuser if you don’t have required permissions to edit a file.
sudo tilde /var/log/daemon.log
A file can be saved by pressing CTRL+S. Press CTRL+Q to quit the Tilde. We can also select a menu options to perform various actions.
If you wish to completely remove Tilde and related dependencies, run the following command:
sudo apt purge --autoremove -y tilde