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Old 11-26-2003, 08:52 PM   #1
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Creating new file


I've searched around a bit, but found nothing about this. How would I go about creating a new text file in linux? Easy in windows, but nowhere to be seen in linux.

Actually I want a .cfg file for my Call of Duty server, but if I create a .txt file then just change the extension, it should work, right?

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Old 11-26-2003, 08:58 PM   #2
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The "normal" approach would be to open
a text editor, start typing, and then to save
it as the file you want it to be :}


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Old 11-26-2003, 09:15 PM   #3
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If your starting a file you can give it any extension you want when you save it.

If your using GNOME or KDE just open a text editor from the main menu. Then save your file with the .cfg extension (Just like notepad). If the command line then
vi filename.cfg
i
to enter text
ESC :wq
to save and quit
 
Old 11-26-2003, 09:36 PM   #4
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If you wanna do it bass-ackwards, you could 'touch foo.cfg' and then turn around and 'editor foo.cfg' but I think Tinkster's and darthtux's method is more economical.
 
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:D

Nice one digi ..

touch my.cfg
and then tackle the rest with sed ;)


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Old 11-26-2003, 09:59 PM   #6
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You never see sed in the 'favorite editors' polls but it's a great tool.

Oh, and also, link1305, you can 'cat > foo.cfg' and type for awhile and ctrl-d. That goes great with sed, too.
 
  


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