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Funtoo Linux First Steps

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<languages/><translate>If you are brand new to Gentoo Linux or Funtoo Linux, this page will help you to get familiar with your new system, and how it works.
== Intro to Emerge: Installing an Editor ==
By default, Funtoo Linux has the {{c|nano}} and {{c|vi}} editors installed. {{c|nano}} is the default editor.
If you are new to Funtoo Linux, you have probably heard about {{c|[[emerge]]}}, the Funtoo and Gentoo Linux command for installing packages from the Portage tree. Funtoo Linux has a git-based Portage tree, which is located at {{f|/usr/portage}} by default. It contains scripts called ''ebuilds'' that describe how to build and install packages from source. {{c|emerge}} is used to run these scripts and install packages, as follows:</translate>
<console>
</console>
<translate>An important note about any commands you specify on an {{c|emerge}} command-line -- Portage will automatically add them to your "selected" set, which means that Portage now understands that you want to keep this package updated as part of your system.
Using the {{c|--pretend}} ({{c|-p}}) option, you can see what {{c|emerge}} ''would'' do, without actually doing it:</translate>
<console>
# ##i##emerge -p vim
</console>
<translate>Another equally handy option is the {{c|-a}}, or {{c|--ask}} option, which will display the packages to be merged, and then ask for confirmation from you as to whether you would like to proceed and merge the packages, or not:</translate>
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