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Old 08-27-2003, 01:40 PM   #1
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red hat 9 inq. about shell

hello everybody...

this is newbquestion:

most of the tutorials and instructions talk about modifying text files to modify anyting in linux. but in order to access the text file i need to get into the shell mode(dos mode).

how do i do that in red hat 9, get into shell.

Thanks everybody

Old 08-27-2003, 01:47 PM   #2
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Find something with "terminal" in it's name. Icons for it will look like a TV or monitor screen.

Red Hat has gnome-terminal, so you could type that into the run box on the menu if you cant find it.
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In some gui (KDE or Gnome) you can usually do rightclick, and select "Terminal" in the list. And its not dos, dos is microsoft, the Linux shell is usually bash (or bourne or sh or a number of different ones, but the most common is bash).
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:00 PM   #4
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Hi Rob

In Red Hat 9 your shell is known as a Terminal - just click on it to open it - as for editing text files you would usually do this:

Say you wanted to edit the configuration file /etc/fstab

Open a terminal



then type your root password

then type

kedit /etc/fstab

A new window then opens up for yout ot edit the file - once youve finished just save your changes.

So typically - to edit files its

editor path_to_file


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