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Old 05-26-2007, 10:28 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I have installed nedit on my centos server. It's been a few years since I have used Linux so please bear with me.

On my home system I am running Windows Vista and I'm using putty to SSH to my server.

Is it possible to use nedit to edit my files? I'm currently using vim but I prefer nedit.

Old 05-26-2007, 11:35 AM   #2
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Yes, you can run graphical programs such as NEdit over SSH. To do this, you'll need an X server installed on Windows. Cygwin/X and Xming are two such (free!) ports of X to Windows. There's an option in PuTTY to allow X11 forwarding and you may also need to enable it on the server as well (i.e. in your sshd_config, which should be in /etc somewhere. It resides in /etc/ssh on my system (Slackware)).


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