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Old 02-13-2004, 10:46 PM   #1
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what the hell is wrong with kwrite, kedit, kword, k evertying?


i need to edit a file, and i need to be under root
under root, i type kedit
says command not found
i type kwrite
says command not found

thign is i installed all the packages, and i can use kwrite to open the file if i right click the file in graphical mode and select "open with kwrite" but the problem is that if i do that, i am not under root and therefore i cannot write in the file

but under root, when i type in kwrite it says command not found!
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:04 PM   #2
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wtf, i can use kedit and everything else when i am under normal user

but i cannot do them when i am root, but i need to be root to edit the files
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:06 PM   #3
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As a normal user type 'whereis kedit' and look at the paths it gives you. Find the path that the kedit executible is in and add it to your root ~/.bashrc

Or just use pico!
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:07 PM   #4
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chill out.

try /opt/kde/bin/kwrite

Not everything is in root's path.....
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:08 PM   #5
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how do i add it to the root thing? the ~/.bashrc
also is the pico command just pico?
 
Old 02-13-2004, 11:20 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Luantum
As a normal user type 'whereis kedit' and look at the paths it gives you. Find the path that the kedit executible is in and add it to your root ~/.bashrc

Or just use pico!
hmm sorry, newbie here, how do i TRY that?
 
Old 02-14-2004, 12:20 AM   #7
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1. cp ~/.bashrc ~/.bashbackup
2. *name of text editor* ~/.bashrc
3. go to an empty line
4. write on empty line:
[code]export PATH=$PATH:/pathoffile
5. save
6. exit editor
7. send me some money
8. type the same thing into your regular console
9. w00t
10. send me more money
11. Congradulations, you are now a h4x0r
 
Old 02-14-2004, 12:30 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Squall
1. cp ~/.bashrc ~/.bashbackup
2. *name of text editor* ~/.bashrc
3. go to an empty line
4. write on empty line:
[code]export PATH=$PATH:/pathoffile
5. save
6. exit editor
7. send me some money
8. type the same thing into your regular console
9. w00t
10. send me more money
11. Congradulations, you are now a h4x0r
I can think of a couple of things wrong with this...

2. the person is trying to fix a trouble with his text editor not being in his path, so "*name of text editor* ~/.bashrc" isn't going to do squat.

4. this needs fixin..."[code]" has nothing to do with bash variables

11. a "h4x0r" probably wouldn't be using Kwrite

7. & 10. $$ > Squall (there's you money =oD)


As an alternative, Vim is an excellent editor for both user and root...type "vimtutor" for some help

Last edited by mikshaw; 02-14-2004 at 12:32 AM.
 
  


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