Shell is the interface between the user and the operating system. It acts as a keyboard interpreter, taking the keyboard input from the user and delivering it to the operating system. You can think of the shell as being the part of the operating system that allows you to interact with the kernel.


Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It's included in many Unix-like operating systems, including Linux and macOS, and is available for other platforms as well. Understanding Vim can be beneficial for tasks such as editing configuration files, programming, or making quick changes in a terminal environment, enhancing overall productivity on these systems.