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Old 05-20-2014, 02:50 AM   #1
Isaac Shields
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Question How do use Root Terminal in Debian.


Hi,
I am using Debian 7.4.
I am trying to use Kicad but question is how do I find how to use Root Terminal. I would like to open up a .mod file and add bits to it, Root Terminal will do it but how?
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:01 AM   #2
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Hi,

get a terminal as any use you like and then use the su command to become the root user. Eg
Code:
su -l
See the su man page for more information.

However, what has this to do with using kicad? Can you explain?

Evo2.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 02:13 PM   #3
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Don't know what DE you're using but just open a terminal (e.g. konsole if you're using KDE or xterm or something similar). I guess the .mod file is in your home directory so you shouldn't need to be root to modify it. (If you do need to be root follow evo2's suggestion above.) Then just edit it by using, say, nano. Open the terminal and assuming the .mod file is in your home directory then the following command should do the job:
Code:
nano .mod
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:21 AM   #4
Isaac Shields
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Hi,

get a terminal as any use you like and then use the su command to become the root user. Eg
Code:
su -l
See the su man page for more information.

However, what has this to do with using kicad? Can you explain?

Evo2.
Hi,
Thank you for your replay:
KiCad is an open source software suite for electronic design automation (EDA). It facilitates the design of schematics for electronic circuits and their conversion to PCBs (printed circuit board) design.
Kicad creates and uses files of several different formats.
I was going to use the Terminal to cut and pasted some of the files.
From what you toled me I then found a download PDF book on terminal commands only 500 or 600 pages LOL that will shout me up for a time!!!!!

I then found a lot of updates & fixes for Kicad. I will have to do that and start again LOL.
Regards Isaac
 
  


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