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Old 06-06-2004, 06:42 AM   #1
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edit a .conf file


hello iv just installed" xine"no it told me i need to add the line
"/usr/local/lib" to my"/etc/ld.so.conf." but when i go in to my file called""/etc/ld.so.conf."
i can not write anything there is there a special way to do this im using redhat9
 
Old 06-06-2004, 06:55 AM   #2
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type as root:

cat >> /etc/ld.so.conf << EOF
/usr/local/lib
EOF
 
Old 10-13-2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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Well aint this a late reply.
I now need to know how to remove a line from a file,if someone could give me an example of removing a line from the file above i would manage from there.
Thanks Nige
 
Old 10-13-2005, 02:03 PM   #4
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The problem before was that as a normal user you don't have permission to edit system files, so in a console switch to root by
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su -
and give root's password, then use your favourite console text editor to edit the file, for example
Code:
vim /etc/ld.so.conf
 
Old 10-13-2005, 02:11 PM   #5
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right just to let you know what im doing i have used ssh in to another computer and want to delete a line from a file there.I can not use x i need to do it all from a console.
Thanks nige
 
Old 10-13-2005, 02:16 PM   #6
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Use your favourite console text editor like I said: vim (my fav), pico, nano, emacs, joe - whatever you want
 
Old 10-13-2005, 05:47 PM   #7
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vi /path/to/file

Place block cursor on line you want to remove and type "dd" in command mode. Then type :wq! or Shift+ZZ to save and quit.

Last edited by trickykid; 10-13-2005 at 05:48 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2005, 05:49 PM   #8
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cheers tricky thats just what i wanted
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