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Old 06-15-2002, 10:44 AM   #1
John_Saunders
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How Do I Edit Files in SSH/Telnet?


I used to use Webmin File Manager to edit the files on my dedicated server but now I can only connect via SSH. Can somebody tell me how I can edit files such as the httpd.conf? I need to make some changes but I have no idea how to do this without Webmin.

Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 06-15-2002, 11:11 AM   #2
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Just use any command line editor to edit files..

Like vi,vim, pico, jed... and so many others... too many to list.

I always recommend learning or knowing vi, there might be times its the only editor of choice.
 
Old 06-15-2002, 11:13 AM   #3
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You can use vi or emacs (the old standby's). If you're not familiar with those, try using pico. It's incredibly easy, intuitive, and gets the job done.


On the other hand, if you want to go for sadomasochism, you could use ed ;-)

HTH
 
Old 06-15-2002, 11:46 AM   #4
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Are any of those installed by default on Red Hat 7.2? Could you tell me how I would go about using one of those programs to get the /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf, open it and make some changes to it?
 
Old 06-15-2002, 12:06 PM   #5
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VI, Emacs, and Pico are by default. (Pico is part of the PINE email package). As for the others, that will depend on how the system was installed. Just try a command and see if it works. VI and emacs are there for sure - They're the standard editors for linux.

As for editing it, you would use (command) (filename), for example:

vi /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf

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Old 06-15-2002, 12:08 PM   #6
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OK Thanks!
 
  


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