Fastest way to write a text file in Linux

This isn’t exactly an awesome trick but nonetheless i have seen people who open up full fledged word processors just because they want to type a single line of text and save it. Well, here’s a really fast and g33k way of doing it –

1. Open a terminal

2. Type the following on the prompt –

echo This is a line of text which i would like to save > myfile.txt

What happens above is the echo command sends the text u type after the echo keyword to the output stream. The “>” or the redirect output redirects this to the file “myfile.txt”. There – simple and fast

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