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Old 08-19-2003, 10:42 AM   #1
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Really dumb question but how do I edit a config file ?

I'm trying to set up a home network with RH9 and need to edit the smb.congig file but hav'nt got a clue how to I try in Open Office and it only saves it as a text file.

I'm sure I'm being really dumb but please, somebody put me straight..
Old 08-19-2003, 10:47 AM   #2
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In general - to edit a config file - for example lilo.conf - you'd

open a shell :type

root password

kedit /etc/lilo.conf

ie type your editor name then the path to the file.

Use whichever editor you want.

Last edited by Skyline; 08-19-2003 at 10:49 AM.
Old 08-19-2003, 02:14 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot. That did the job...


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