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Old 12-04-2006, 07:50 AM   #1
ThaHabbis
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Open file


Im i the directory "stuff" dir: launch

But i cant open the file launch, its plain text. How do i open it? tried /launch but then it says no such file or directory.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 08:10 AM   #2
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to opena text file, you would pass it as a parameter to an editor or such, e.g. "vi launch", your example /launch means you're trying to run an executable called launch in the root directory of your system.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 09:22 AM   #3
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If you've never used vi, consider using nano instead. vi makes people cry. Not that you should ignore it forever - it's got some awesome features.
 
Old 12-04-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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To simply read the file:
more launch
less launch
cat launch| <some other command>

The last example is used to do all manner of thing, including searching for a word or phrase, eg:

cat launch|grep "the dog"
 
  


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