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Old 06-26-2010, 04:37 PM   #1
Dru-Jitsu
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Ideas???


Onto the next one... I am not sure what my teacher is exactly asking here....

Create a copy of the file above and call it commands.sorted. Use the vi command to manually sort this file. I.e. use yy to copy a line, P or p to paste a line, and dd delete a line. Order the commands with the two lines starting with double quotes first. Then list the rest of the command in alphabetical order.

Anyone have any ideas what he's talking about? Can I copy a file and rename it at the same time while copying it to the same exact directory again? Now sure what the two lines things means either. I have an email out to him but it usually takes a long time for him to answer me. I got alot of work to do so everytime I get hung up it kills me.

Help is much appreciated as always.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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Can I copy a file and rename it at the same time while copying it to the same exact directory again?
Of course. The cp command can do that: if the destination is a non-existent file name (not a directory name), the original file (source) will be copied and renamed at the same time. You can easily try it out.
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Now sure what the two lines things means either
You have to look at the content of the file carefully and look for two lines starting with double quotes. Then sort all the lines following the suggested rule.
 
Old 06-26-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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Yes suppose a file in the current working directory is called 'foo.txt'

You can copy it thusly:
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cp foo.txt commands.sorted
I'm not very familiar with vi so can't help you there.
 
  


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