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Old 09-26-2005, 11:08 AM   #1
mariogarcia
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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 .

mario
 
Old 09-26-2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 09-26-2005, 11:15 AM   #3
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Hi,
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.

Cheers
 
Old 09-26-2005, 12:05 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:34 PM   #5
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I think some basic google skills are lacking here.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...=Google+Search

for an editor you could use gedit or gvim
 
Old 09-26-2005, 12:54 PM   #6
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When I first learned linux I found the following website to be helpful: www.linux.org
 
Old 09-26-2005, 01:56 PM   #7
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thank you
I am going to check all those things out;.
you are so kind
 
  


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