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Old 08-11-2009, 06:51 AM   #1
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Text editior that can "see"/open hiddien files/folders?? like .fluxbox


OK
what editors, as in GUI gtk, etc editors can see and open hidden files?

I keep having to enter "leafpad /home/grml/.fluxbox/menu"
cause leafpad, most editors, can't "see" the hidden fluxbox folder
and can't go in it??

I am not asking for like nano or mc; I need a desktop gui app
thanks
 
Old 08-11-2009, 07:12 AM   #2
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Kate and Kwrite both have options to open hidden files. I would be surprised if--eg--gedit did not.

PS: You could always make links to hidden files/directories that you access frequently---eg:

ln -s .fluxbox fluxbox

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:17 AM   #3
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Ah!
thanks Pix

but, I am using fluxbox in grml medium, no gedit/kwrite etc
can I get gedit without getting alot of gnome stuff?
 
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Do you have a dependency-checking package manager? Otherwise, the gnome site should show the dependencies---or maybe the Slackware database.

Yes, gedit requires "gnome stuff"---I just don't know how much.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 07:34 AM   #5
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OK
GRML uses debian unstable, and others so I have full access to all deb repos

I'm remastering it so I am chrooted in there via PMagic running from usb

I already did apt-get update/upgrade etc, but need a text editor that can see the hidden files
I'll try gedit...
 
  


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