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Old 10-26-2007, 08:29 AM   #1
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editor - Kubuntu 7.10


Which editor is used via a terminal in Kubuntu?
I've tried kate - she doesn't work.
I've dl'ed kedit and it doesn't work (not setup for x blahblahblah)
Now I've done the editing I needed in Kubuntu with Ubuntu but it's a pain in the brass to use another distro to edit a second distro!
So, what do you guys use?
 
Old 10-26-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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I think nano and vi and both installed by default in [k]ubuntu. Nano is by far the easier of the two to use. It shows a list of commands at the bottom of the tty:
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^G Get Help  ^O WriteOut  ^R Read File ^Y Prev Page ^K Cut Text  ^C Cur Pos
^X Exit      ^J Justify   ^W Where Is  ^V Next Page ^U UnCut Text^T To Spell
The ^ means "control key", so you can press control-g to get help and so on. If you have modified a file, you will be prompted if you want to save it when you press control-x.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 09:05 AM   #3
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I use nano. (It is quite similar to pico, which is what I've used in the past.) I'm not very fluent with vi although I can muddle through it.

I would recommend nano, which like matthewg42 stated, is the easier of the two to use.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 09:15 AM   #4
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Kate really should work... what's the error?
 
Old 10-26-2007, 01:06 PM   #5
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Kate really should work... what's the error?
Hey Oskar, here you go - pretty much the same with kedit
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

kate: cannot connect to X server :0.0
 
Old 10-26-2007, 01:21 PM   #6
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Are you trying to run kate from a shell which is logged in by a different user from the one which is logged into X?

Last edited by matthewg42; 10-26-2007 at 01:43 PM. Reason: typo: tun -> run
 
Old 10-26-2007, 01:34 PM   #7
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Nope - I'm the only user - just installed this morning. I run as root in a term to edit my menu.lst but no go. I have no problems with Ubuntu and Xubuntu, and used Ubuntu to modify the list this morning. Nano works but I don't like it.
I think I'm missing that lib it refurs to. Would you know what it is?
 
Old 10-26-2007, 01:54 PM   #8
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Nope - I'm the only user - just installed this morning. I run as root in a term to edit my menu.lst but no go. I have no problems with Ubuntu and Xubuntu, and used Ubuntu to modify the list this morning. Nano works but I don't like it.
I think I'm missing that lib it refurs to. Would you know what it is?
What user do you log into X using? root? You should not.

Here is the workflow you should use (using KDE):
  • Log into X using your regular user
  • run kate by pressing alt-F2 and entering the command:
    Code:
    kdesu -c kate
This will run kate as root (after prompting you for your admin password), and so you can edit any file. You can create

You can right-click on the K menu and edit the menus, adding an item with command "kdesu -c kate" and call it "root kate" or something, or just try to remember the command and use the alt-f2 method.

You should not use this "root kate" to edit your regular files, since they will then have ownership which will prevent your regular user from modifying them. Only use root when it is necessary, such as this case when editing system-wide config files.
 
Old 10-26-2007, 06:23 PM   #9
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What user do you log into X using? root? You should not.

Here is the workflow you should use (using KDE):
  • Log into X using your regular user
  • run kate by pressing alt-F2 and entering the command:
    Code:
    kdesu -c kate
This will run kate as root (after prompting you for your admin password), and so you can edit any file. You can create

You can right-click on the K menu and edit the menus, adding an item with command "kdesu -c kate" and call it "root kate" or something, or just try to remember the command and use the alt-f2 method.

You should not use this "root kate" to edit your regular files, since they will then have ownership which will prevent your regular user from modifying them. Only use root when it is necessary, such as this case when editing system-wide config files.
This works!
thanks a million matthewg42...
 
  


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