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mariogarcia 09-26-2005 12:08 PM

new to linux : x window text editor
first and foremost hello
I have installed fedora core 4.
i would like to know what is the default text editor for xwindow? other than emacs.. xedit is not available and I have to edit some files and emacs is too complicated to use.

what is the command to delete a folder or a file in a folder?

that's all for now.. thank you .


debianmike 09-26-2005 12:11 PM

well, any ascii text reading app will edit your text files...kword, openoffice, etc etc.

to remove files:

rm filename

to remove empty folder:

rmdir foldername

to remove full folder

rm -r foldername

samael26 09-26-2005 12:15 PM

Use vim, it is quite powerful and easy to learn. There is a nice tutorial that comes with it.

rm <filename>
rmdir <dir>

Mind to add a space after the 'rm' and 'rmdir' commands.

Have a look at : man rm.


swartzr 09-26-2005 01:05 PM

gedit is also a good one, a little more gui than vim. Be careful with rm command, there is no "recycle bin" it is a permanent delete. Also, if you want to remove a dir with a lot of stuff in it use the rm -f option to no be constantly asked wheter or not you want to delete it.

phil.d.g 09-26-2005 01:34 PM

I think some basic google skills are lacking here.

for an editor you could use gedit or gvim

swartzr 09-26-2005 01:54 PM

When I first learned linux I found the following website to be helpful:

mariogarcia 09-26-2005 02:56 PM

thank you
I am going to check all those things out;.
you are so kind :)

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