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Old 05-16-2008, 02:26 PM   #31
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I believe that everyone is correct in recommending learning to use a text based editor of some sort. You may also want to consider learning to use a text based web browser such as lynx just in case your X server is not working and you have no idea why.
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Originally Posted by Agrouf View Post
EDITOR=gedit visudo
Is gedit in the list of editors that can be used, and was it compiled to allow gedit?
See the visudo manpage.
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I messed up etc/network/interface the other day. On reboot, Gnome wouldn't give me the full desktop. A blank rectangular shape in the upper left. With the little I have learned about vim, I went into rescue mode and used vi to restore /etc/network/interfaces to its original state. All was well. Yep, a little knowledge of vi IS helpful.

09/24/09 Vim is now my friend. It has gotten me out of a lot of pickles. I know enough when to edit and write and when not to write [qa!]. I feel a lot safer using vim over gedit or nano.

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