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Old 01-06-2004, 11:48 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
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Distribution: I have SuSE 9.0, and am wanting to try Red Hat soon, and as many others as I can:)
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Working with files????

Hi there,
This is going to be a really stupid question, I don't know why I'm not getting it, but I cannot seem to figure out how to work with files, I am not able to figure out how to bring them up and edit them, I am working in RedHat 8 right now, and I have tried reading everything I can get on Linux and maybe It is just going over my head, Please if someone could give me simple instructions on how to work with my files, I would be very grateful. And can you only work with files in the shell or is there graphical ways to edit and locate them. Thanks and please excuse me for being such a dummy You guys are great and have been a tremendous help in my learning Linux
Old 01-06-2004, 12:00 PM   #2
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There are several commands to work with files. I suggest you search on the net (google) a little about VI and EMACS. but to just display a file you can use cat.

Read the man pages (man <prggy-name>) of:


and read whatever you can on command line redirection (|,>,<, etc)
Old 01-06-2004, 01:16 PM   #3
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Try out this link, it looks like a good start for someone in your situation.


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