Are there any good resources that anyone can suggest. I rate myself 3 out of 10 when it comes to using editors like vim
I write up something like the canonical answer.
If you have Emacs with graphical environment such as X11 or Windows just start Emacs and open the menu item
Emacs Tutorial with the help of your pointing device such as mouse or touchpad.
If you only have the command line version of emacs start emacs with the following command line:
emacs -f help-with-tutorial
Then fight your way through the tutorial.
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