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Old 06-21-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
Dan_471
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Slackware 4.0 floppy disk and text files


Hello

I have slack 4.0 installed on my hard drive, and can boot to a command promt. My goal is to be able to read .txt files from a floppy disk, hopefully in a very large font, so I can relax in my easy chair and read stuff. What do I do next?

Your help greatly appreciated. Thank you,

Dan
 
Old 06-21-2006, 04:00 PM   #2
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Hi,

Not that I have ever used Slackware 4.0 before, but.. Have you tried compiling an app like 'more' or 'less' from source? Either of those will be able to do what you want.

Cheers,

-jk

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Old 06-21-2006, 04:12 PM   #3
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well, actually, compiling something would be way beyond my knowledge right now. Supposedly, the iso disk I used for installation had several text editors on it.

Also, perhaps a later version of slack would be good, or even a different distro altogether. I've got a 366 Mhz processor and 32 Mb of ram. suggestions?
 
Old 06-21-2006, 04:19 PM   #4
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Compiling something is fairly simple, especially if the app has no dependencies - all you have to do is extract the tarballed source code (if it is, eg. archive.tar.gz, run 'tar xzf archive.tar.gz'), then do a 'cd extracteddirectory/' (replace with proper name) to go into the extracted directory and './configure; make; make install' - that should work ).

But, if you say it brings text editors, try running 'vi file.txt', 'more file.txt', 'less file.txt' or 'emacs file.txt'. One of those should work

Cheers,

-jk
 
  


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