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Old 12-14-2006, 12:45 AM   #1
boy_to_man
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problem with ifconfig and vi file


Hi
i know that if we want to know about ip address of pc in linux OS we must type ifconfig, right?
But i cant type it in my PC. I dont know why. help me pls
i type as this but nothing happen it display a error :command not found
[root@user ~]#ifconfig

another question is:
what must i do to save a vi file
as # vi smb.config
i have change something inside but dont know how to save it

thank a lot
 
Old 12-14-2006, 12:58 AM   #2
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1. make sure your "ifconfig" is in your /sbin.

2. to save file on vi, after finish typing, press "esc" then ":wq" follow by enter.
 
Old 12-14-2006, 01:07 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by icechong
1. make sure your "ifconfig" is in your /sbin.
Thanks for ur reply

i have success with vi file but with ifconfig is not yet

might be ur meant was
[root@user ~]#cd sbin
[root@user sbin]#ifconfig
Right?
But it still is command not found

thanks
 
Old 12-14-2006, 01:14 AM   #4
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Quote:
[root@user ~]
you are in root's home directory not /
you can by the tilde ~
normally this is /root
so a cd sbin will not get you to /sbin but rather to /root/sbin if it exists. otherwise will result in an error.
cd /sbin will get you to where you want to go.
then typing ./ifconfig rather than ifconfig will execute the ifconfig file in /sbin
you could also just type /sbin/ifconfig
that would also execute ifconfig in /sbin

if that works root's $PATH is incorrect
to check type
echo $PATH
 
Old 12-14-2006, 01:41 AM   #5
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@Nathanael :Thanks so much
I have success with /sbin/ifconfig command
but fail wih ./ifconfig
I am using fedora 6.0

Thanks again
 
Old 12-14-2006, 11:57 PM   #6
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try

echo $PATH

what do you get?
 
  


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