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Old 09-16-2003, 10:11 PM   #1
Vyeperman
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Command to start mozilla and ximian


Is it possible to open mozilla or Ximian through the shell Cuz I don't login alot mainly just stay in shell ( well i try to....don't wanna get hooked on gui ) so how could i do that i tried just puting "mozilla" but it doesn't do anything. HELP?
 
Old 09-16-2003, 10:20 PM   #2
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Do you mean without X running? That won't work, they are GUIs that require X. You need command line browser/email client to work without X.

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Old 09-16-2003, 10:26 PM   #3
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how would i open a file through shell like i wanna open nsswitch.conf how would i do that?
 
Old 09-16-2003, 10:34 PM   #4
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pico is a good editor
midnigh commander
mc
is a greate terminal shell
vi/vim are also what I use, although, they are not intutive

pico /pathtofile/filename
or
mc
navigate to the dir, highlight and edit.

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Old 09-16-2003, 11:37 PM   #5
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when i did that there were some options at the bottom like ^G Get Help and ^X exit what are those buttons i tried x and the ^ button and them together lol what is it really suposed to be?
 
Old 09-17-2003, 12:18 AM   #6
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They are all CTRL-G, CTRL-X, etc. I guess that isn't intuitive until you know it.

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