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renaissance 03-06-2006 12:54 AM

Terminal commands

I have some problems with commands, i dont know them wery much.
If i use view command, i only can read files.
But i also want to edit files, what kind command i can use ?

pixellany 03-06-2006 12:59 AM

Depending on your distro, you may have any of several editors installed: gedit (gnome), vi, emacs.
At least one editor should be in your GUI menu under applications.

victorh 03-06-2006 01:10 AM

Hi renaissance, one of the characteristics of Linux that is feared and lauded at the same time is the use of the CLI (Command Line Interface). You just have to start practicing the most common commands, soon you'll notice that you can achieve a better perfomance if you use it. Try to read these ones:

However, some distros like Ubuntu, have plenty of applications in the GUI to setup your system without using the command line. Check around in the GNOME menu System -> Administration

You can use gedit to edit your files, keep in mind that most of the times you have to run it as root, if you want to edit config files.

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