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Old 12-04-2003, 12:27 PM   #1
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Angry Open a file

This probably seems pretty basic but I can't figure out how to open a text file. It's an "Opera" file, Opera.ini. I have found it but I don't know how to open it into something I can edit. I lost my Opera Menu bar and the keyboard commands for recovery don't work, ctrl f11 and alt v. So, they say I have to go into /opera/opera6ini,userprefs, and set show menu=1. But I can't get into the file. I downloaded Opera to the desktop and installed from there.

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Old 12-04-2003, 12:30 PM   #2
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"cat <filename>" will show you the file contents, "less <filename>" is better for long files.

To edit the file, learn how to use vi "man vi" or emacs.

There are probably lots of graphical editors on your system - look for nedit, kedit, gedit.

Old 12-04-2003, 12:35 PM   #3
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What distribution/version are you running? Emacs is always an editor of choice otherwise. Type
emacs opera.ini
or whatever the file name is. Then after you have finished editing it, type ctrl-x ctrl-s to save. ctrl-x ctrl-c leaves emacs.

After you start using emacs (on a daily basis preferably) you will notice that the sky is much bluer and the sun is warmer.

Old 12-04-2003, 10:27 PM   #4
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