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Old 10-01-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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floppies


hey guys,
im having a problem with red hat 8.
Basically i have a floppy with some files that i wrote in windows (because i have a better text editor in windows- recommend any decent freeware text editiors for linux??) and i want to put them onto linux as im using it as a server.
Where would i find the floppy and do i have to do anything special to the files to view them on my linux machine?

Thanks in advance

Owen,
 
Old 10-01-2004, 06:40 PM   #2
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Welcometo LQ!

The floppy device in Linux is /dev/fd0. Before you can read the files, you must mount the device. To do so, insert the floppy and type:

mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy

(make sure the /mnt/floppy directory exists, first). If this doesn't work, try specifying the -t vfat option to the mount command. Linux will handle DOS formatted floppies just fine.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 06:52 PM   #3
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Ok cheers, thats sorted it!

Thanks alot,

Owen.
 
Old 10-01-2004, 10:43 PM   #4
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vim, emacs, (both commandline based)

then you got open office, abiword (larger applications like MS WORD)

kwrite, gedit (kde and gnome based editors)

there are alot more but these are the most common i would assume

open office is your best bet to get windows docs to work properly in linux

by the way, like linux, all these programs are completly free

hope this helps

Last edited by citrus; 10-01-2004 at 10:45 PM.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 05:21 PM   #5
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I was kinda looking for a text editor that was more suitable for code writing for php,html,javascript etc.
Something that highlights variables, comments etc in different colors so its easier to sort through any mistakes more easily - any ideas?
 
Old 10-02-2004, 05:58 PM   #6
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Vi or Emacs both have syntax highligting for various languages, but neither is particularly easy to use. In the command line, I just stick with pico and don't bother with syntax highlighting -- I usually find it more of a distraction than an aid anyhow, but everyone's different on that.
 
  


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