Originally posted by mjewell
All I want to do is change what is written in the file and then exit the file with my changes saved. Its dawning on me that there may be a command I'm supposed to be using because changing this one rc file may require changes elsewhere??? Anyway, as usual, I'm stuck.
Focusing only on the "edit file" piece of your question, my editor of choice in most cases is midnight commander. If installed on your machine the command is:
depending upon whether you need root privileges to modify the file.
With mc running, navigate to the chosen file, then touch F4 to open in edit mode. Save changes with F2.
Modify your configuration (F9 I think) to include "lynx-like" navigation, then you can navigate between directories with arrows as well as the Enter key.