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Old 09-06-2003, 02:00 AM   #1
shoonik
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Help ASAP Please Linux How To


I feel like a dumn ass

After reading post after post I still cant or dont have the answear to my problem.

In Red Hat 8 from command prompt how do I edit files. I need to get somekind of text editor to do some minor modification. Off I love linux but as complex as it seems for a newbie

Im actually on a phone call and I need that damn command. Can someone help out this sitation?

Thanks in advanced.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 02:05 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ

You have:
vi
pico
vim
joe
nano
mc

IF any of those are installed, which likely vim and vi are. For pico, install the PINE package...

The syntax would be something like:
pico /path/to/text/file

Cool
 
Old 09-06-2003, 02:14 AM   #3
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hehe I dont seem to have them.
I guess I have to install one huh?

Any favorite ones ? I heard ged is good. now can I just copy from the cd?

Thank you Master C.
 
Old 09-06-2003, 04:31 AM   #4
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Copy from the CD? You can install from it if that's what you mean, jed, yeah, I've heard that's a good one too. The easiest for a newbie IMHO is going to be either pico or nano (they are clones).

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Old 09-06-2003, 06:25 AM   #5
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vi

to write text press insert until --INSERT-- is displayed

to save press ESC ESC ESC :w
to svae and quit ESC ESC ESC :wq
to exit sans save ESC ESC ESC :q!

hmm, my vi knowledge in five lines....

Is their a simple editor like MSDOS edit that i can use, with standard short cuts

ALT + F (File Menu)
CTRL + C (Copy)
CTRL + V (Paste)
CTRL + X (Cut)
F3 or CTRL+F (Find)
CTRL+S (Save)?

(i'm thinking Notepad for BASH hear)....
 
Old 09-06-2003, 07:29 AM   #6
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Thank you all
I got it to edit
 
Old 09-06-2003, 10:41 AM   #7
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VI for a noob lmao

That was just hillarious
 
  


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