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Old 05-21-2005, 05:21 PM   #1
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adding files through command line


Hi there, I was hoping someone could help me ,first I need to know if its possible to add files like a yum repo without logging in to xwindows, the reason is I received a server cd of a redhat distro & believe it or not it doesnt have any xwindows like kde or xfce4 etc, I do get to login but I cant use "startx" to login no XWindows but it has yum ,so I was hoping that there might be a way to add some repositories to /etc/yum/sources.list & other files. it does already have 1 repo I can use by default but it doesnt have any of the packages im after. I also tried using wget to add some packages but I had problems getting the right url to add etc, AnyWay is it possible to add files through command line when a person doesnt have xwindows, I do have root priveledges though, Thanks AnyBody. -Browser
 
Old 05-21-2005, 06:05 PM   #2
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Yes lets say you want to add 1 to /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward;
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
 
Old 05-21-2005, 06:20 PM   #3
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G'Day comprookie, Thanks for the reply. Just wondering if you could allaborate on the command you gave in your post in regards to what its for as I haven't had much experience in what you explained, my main objective is to add a repository like dag or dries etc to yum in sources.list or how to add a package from a web site ,but finding an explanation on how to add a file etc to a directory could also help to start somewhere,I have tried googling all over the place but cant get anywhere as I also cant think what search term to use that might lead me somewhere,if you know what I mean , sorry to be a pain?
 
Old 05-21-2005, 06:33 PM   #4
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G'Day again I just found a post in ubuntu site that showed me how to actually get nano working using this command "sudo nano -w /etc/yum/sources.list" but its empty ,I am not sure if its meant to be but at least its something to start on any other help would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 05-21-2005, 06:33 PM   #5
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No problem,now bear in mind I'm no expert but you should be able to check it out.Do this as a user not root,we are just going to play.Log in as a regular user and;
Code:
cd
touch test
echo test > test
cat test
what we did was create a file test in our home dir.(touch test)then we added test to the file(echo test > test)then to look at the file (cat test)
now to remove the file
Code:
ls (I do this to make sure where I am at)
rm test
 
Old 05-21-2005, 06:46 PM   #6
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I like nano too, here is a great guide;
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/nano-basics-guide.xml
also install links and you can get on the www without x.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 06:53 PM   #7
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Bewdy Mate, Got it that time, I have gained some good insight from your post & thanks for the lead with nano just what I needed as well, I was really stuck , & was running out of ideas, Thanks Again
 
  


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