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Old 10-26-2005, 01:22 PM   #1
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Exiting vi and finding a .bashrc file


Hey everyone... well I'm fairly new to this, but I'm struggling to do 2 things.

I've managed to open a vi window, but can't recall how to save and close it. Is there a common listing of commands, maybe a url someone can point me in the direction of?

2. How do I find the .bashrc file? I have root access, but I am currently logged on as a normal user... and I need to find it asap.

Many thanks

Hamish
 
Old 10-26-2005, 01:39 PM   #2
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To close the vi editor (assuming your in a terminag);

first get to the editor command prompt by a :

to close a file :q!

to save a file :wq!


The .bashrc should be in you home directory. At the prompt do a cd
That will bring you your HD
Do a a ls -la <--that will list ALL files in you HD
To see just your "dot" files type the following, ls -ld .*

Hope this helps.

Last edited by ghostmac; 10-26-2005 at 01:40 PM.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 01:42 PM   #3
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Write and close

Code:
:wq
Close

Code:
:q
Close and abort changes

Code:
:q!
.bashrc is a hidden file in your home directory "." because the dot makes it hidden

To view on the command line

Code:
$ ls -a
 
Old 10-26-2005, 01:43 PM   #4
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Ghostmac... thank you very much! I have played with unix commands about 6 years ago... and it just came back to me as you were writing!

"To see just your "dot" files type the following, ls -ld .*" this I didn't know very helpful!



Cheers and plenty of beers for Ghostmac!
 
Old 10-26-2005, 01:46 PM   #5
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And some beers for Pete M!!!


You guys are quick with responses and theyre accurate too... most forums are so slow... that I don't bother. So thank you.

Hamish
 
Old 10-26-2005, 02:32 PM   #6
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It's worth your while maybe running:

vimtutor

in a terminal. It's a really good tutorial.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 03:39 AM   #7
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or instead of using vi, use 'pico' instead. Pico is much easier to use.
 
Old 10-27-2005, 04:19 AM   #8
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You can find an overview on vi shortcuts for example in the rute Linux tutorial. It shows many more tasks and comes very handy even if you tried vimtutor but forgot how to something in vi:
http://rute.2038bug.com/node9.html.g...00000000000000
 
Old 10-29-2005, 04:17 PM   #9
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The real way out of vi is "<ESC>ZZ" (the escape is optional if you *know* you're already in command mode). Using the colon method shows newbiness.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 04:18 PM   #10
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Oh, and if you use "ls -A" it'll exclude . and .. from the dotted file list.
 
  


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