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Old 04-25-2009, 05:28 PM   #16
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Most "." files are Hidden-to see them in your file browser-goto "View/Show Hidden Files".
This is in Ubuntu 8.04/8.10
 
Old 04-25-2009, 06:24 PM   #17
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hmm thx for the tip linus although i could see the file i put it there.. unless it was already there? hmm i'll have to check. Although the OS doesn't seem to support syntax highlighting anything.

running off a live cd right now for version jaunty jackalope or the latest version of Xubuntu. 9..etc..

I can't seem to go into vim at all.. is this something that might clear itself up after i install it?
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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ vim blah.s
The program 'vim' can be found in the following packages:
* vim
* vim-gnome
* vim-tiny
* vim-gtk
* vim-nox
Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>
bash: vim: command not found

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Old 04-25-2009, 06:26 PM   #18
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You can install it inside the livecd and it just won't keep it when you reboot...
Use nano if not..
"nano /etc/fstab" etc...
 
Old 04-25-2009, 06:35 PM   #19
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oh umm how do i install vim in side a live cd? i've never installed anything in linux before >_<

i've been relying on virtual linux boxes and live cd's..
 
Old 04-25-2009, 06:40 PM   #20
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My BAD...
Goto top bar-"System", then "administration", then "synaptic pkg manager"
click the search button and enter "vim", then check the box for vim when it reloads.
Click "apply"
it will download/install vim.
You could also open a terminal in "applications/accesories" and type "aptitude install vim" or "apt-get install vim", you may have to use "sudo apt-get install vim", etc
 
Old 04-25-2009, 06:55 PM   #21
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IT works!

and this latest version has syntax lighting my default saving me a hassle! mentioned something about block functions to so i think that should work out. YAY!

i'm installing it over this crappy old version of Xubuntu.

THANK YOU!
 
Old 04-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #22
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Your welcome...
 
Old 04-25-2009, 07:31 PM   #23
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Kind of weird the 8.04 version should miss that feature; I just checked a copy of Ubuntu 8.04 I still have on one of my systems and apparently the "syntax on" line is really there. You probably had to "source" that file for the edit to take effect.
Anyway, glad to see you got it working.

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Old 04-25-2009, 08:45 PM   #24
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no the line is there, but when i uncommented it the system said it wasn't supported.

and obviously nothing got all colored.. like it was supposed to.

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