Linux has many file editors but the most widely used are Vim and Emacs.

Vim has a command-line interface(CLI), while Emacs has both a command-line(CLI) and graphical user interface (GUI)


Vim has different modes for editing and navigating files, while Emacs does not have modes


Both editors are highly customisable, but Emacs is more extensible.


Vim has a steeper learning curve compared to Emacs.

Learning Curve

Both editors have a wide range of plugins and extensions, but Emacs has a slightly larger community and developers.


Both editors support scripting.Emacs has a built-in Lisp interpreter which is more powerfull


Vim is more focused on text editing whereas Emacs has many built-in features for email, file management,etc.