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Old 04-02-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Saving CLI data in the CLI


When using a Live CD, I recently had copied a string of data from the CLI using <ctrl>-C. I wanted to save the data, but couldn't get X to start, and was loaded on a Windows machine that I was visiting. How can I save the data that I copy in the CLI so that I can take it with me if I cannot start X? The machine did not have a floppy, but did have USB ports.

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Old 04-02-2007, 08:04 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean exactly.

If you have copied a string of text from the command line, you could just save it to a text file and put it on a removable device or send it over the network.

You could directly pipe a command into a text file as well, something like:

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lspci > devices.txt
 
Old 04-02-2007, 08:34 PM   #3
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What I did was highlight text from the CLI and copy it with <ctrl> C, and I was not sure how to send it to a text file, like data.txt. If it was already a file, I know that I could use the mv or cp command, but I do not know what command or commands I would use from the CLI to send text that I copied from the CLI with <ctrl> C to a file on my USB stick or a floppy.

Like in your example, instead of lspci, what command would I use to pipe the data that I just copied with <ctrl>C to a file named data.txt?

I hope I was a little more clear this time; I'm sure it's an easy answer, I just cannot figure it out.

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Old 04-03-2007, 01:05 AM   #4
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Copy text.
Type echo [PasteTextHere] > data.txt.
That's it.
 
Old 04-03-2007, 06:42 AM   #5
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I knew it had to be an easy answer, I just couldn't figure it out. Thanks a lot for the help, I'll be trying it out this morning.

Thanks again.

 
  


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