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Old 10-03-2005, 09:26 AM   #1
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Dont no what these mean


Could someone explain hopefully? I have come across an example where I am told to open up "~/.xinitrc " file and add such & such.
Another one is to open up "~/.fluxbox/" folder & create a file called apps.
Now my question is where do I find a file like these that doesnt start with "/etc or /usr " or so?
or do they stand for a certain file or folder?
I need to edit these files so I can start a window manager in Arch which I am just trialing for now.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:31 AM   #2
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That "~" means your home directory. When you have a directory or file name with a dot before it that means it's hidden. So that means that ~/.xinitrc is a hidden file called xinitrc in your home folder. Go to your home folder and click on the menu on: view=>Show hidden files

You'll be able to see and edit the xinitrc file and fluxbox directory.

-A
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:33 AM   #3
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The tilde "~" represents your home folder. For example:
/root - for root
/home/browser - for you
/home/david_ross - for me

So my ~/.xintrc is actually /home/david_ross/.xintrc. However either of these would edit the same file if I was logged in as myself:
vi ~/.xintrc
vi /home/david_ross/.xintrc
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:33 AM   #4
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Beauty Ahmed, Just the answer I needed , & thanks for such a quick reply.
Thats one of the reasons I love this forum, its the best
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:35 AM   #5
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*EDIT* I'm too slow!

Last edited by rjwilmsi; 10-03-2005 at 09:36 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2005, 09:36 AM   #6
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Thanks David much appreciated
 
Old 10-03-2005, 11:04 AM   #7
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Any time mate Cheers!

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