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Did you do a full Slackware install? If so, open up the /etc/inetd.conf file(as root), and then uncomment the line to start proftpd. Then restart inetd using the following command:
If there is something not working like you would want it to, you can probably change it in the configuration file, which is located at /etc/proftpd.conf. Then restart inetd again by using the command above.
If you did not do a full install of Slackware, go to www.linuxpackages.net and do a search for proftp and download and install it.
I've done a full install of slackware linux on my system. I have a total of 4 cds. I've got everything working... but when u told me to open up /etc/inetd.conf, which line do I uncomment out? Sorry, you didnt tell me which one. Im a newbie to slackware, so.... I will try to understand everything you tell me.
By the way, how do u uninstall a package that u have installed?
I was going to suggest using vim actually. I've never used pico, so I can't really comment on it. If you want to give vi(m) a try, here's what I would do to get it the most user-friendly.
Use the following command to delete the vi symlink that's there by default(it points to the editor joe if I remember right):
Then use this command to make vi a symlink to vim(this is not necessary, but I'm lazy and don't like typing the 'm'):
ln -s /usr/bin/vim /usr/bin/vi
Now what I always do to get a good working config file for vim is copy the default one that came with it to your home directory(and any other users home directory that you want to use vi in):
Now you can try vi out and see how you like it. To get into insert mode, hit the 'i' key. To exit out of insert mode and back to command mode, hit escape. If you want to save without exiting, type in a colon and then a 'w'(ie :w), and then hit enter. To save and exit, type in a colon and then 'wq'(ie :wq). To exit without changing, type in a colon and then 'q!'(ie :q!).
vi is much more powerful then this, and these are just a very minimal set of commands for basic editing. If you find you like vi, or just want to see more of what it can do, I would suggest going through the tutorial. Just copy the /usr/share/vim/vim63/tutor/tutor file to your home directory and then have at it.