Capacitor and Cordova

I am a beginner - I have installed ionic v 6.9.1 , cordova 9.0.0 and capacitor and am ready to learn building Apps. Can someone tell me if I need both cordova and capacitor . If not necessary to have both, which is best to have? I am eager to get started - thanks in advance.

I would start with capacitor. It is more modern and would expect it to replace most cordova libraries.

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Thank you so much - so to avoid confusion I can actually remove cordova from the installation

I think you should. Most Cordova libraries can be used through capacitor.If you look at what is available via ionic native, they tend to be wrappers for Cordova libraries, there are capacitor installation instructions in the docs