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Old 08-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #1
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vim over ssh


Hi

I am trying to use vim over ssh, here is what I have tried
Code:
vim ssh//user@local-ip//home/user/file
also vim sftp, and vim scp all with -p switch (as different port number)

I have also tried from within vim
Code:
:e sftp://user@ip/home/user/file
Dose any one know of how to get this to work.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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You've tried this, right?

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:35 PM   #3
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Hi

Ok that got me through although I had to play with port number, where to put it, and had to change a part in the command someremotehostort-number/./path/to/file to someremotehostort//path/to/file

I did see this tutorial I think the placing of the port number messed it up.
Thks for your help.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 12:43 PM   #4
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I would also like to know if it possible and how to edit files using vim over ssh as root example /etc/fstab etc. This may not be an option tho.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #5
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Can't one just make the username 'root'?

Like so?

Code:
:e scp://root@someremotehost//etc/fstab
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:49 PM   #6
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If you are using a different port the syntax is:
Code:
vim scp://user@server:port#//path/to/file
A bit late...

Typically by default root login via ssh is disabled and not recommended for security reasons.

Last edited by michaelk; 08-25-2012 at 12:51 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #7
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Hi

michaelk you are correct just found that googling, So for all intense and purpose vim dose do what I want editing root files was just an expansion on use, thks again.
 
  


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