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I realise that this is a rather silly question but I have been unable to find an answer, there was a post back in 2005 but that referred to the kernal. I was wondering, do I use emacs to do this? If someone could just point my in the right direction I would be most appreciative.
Plus, when I was installing slackpkg...tgz, all the information I read about it said do the ./configure make make install, when I tried to use installpkg it worked. Any ideas why?
Thanks in advance for your help with my idiotic question
okay I was able to edit the file using vi but for some reason the commands to let me exit and save :x(correct?) don't seem to be working. I feel like a complete noob, which I am, but it doesn't make me feel any better.
no danger of scrapping your installation ; whenever you are working on a sistem file just save a copy of the file first.
In this instance , as root = cp -v /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf /home/neutron/Desktop
If you screw up editing your file = cp -v /home/neutron/Desktop/slackpkg.conf /etc/slackpkg/slackpkg.conf
......and vi is easy as pie to use....just practice a little bit as user....i do double ZZ to write and quit ;-)