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Old 07-05-2013, 03:01 PM   #1
DextrousDave
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sudo: nano: command not found on CentOS


Hi All

I have just started using my new VPS running on CentOS6.

Now I have followed this tutorial on how to install LAMP so that I can run my website on the server.

https://www.digitalocean.com/communi...ck-on-centos-6

Problem:

When I want to run the following command:
sudo nano /var/www/html/info.php
the terminal tells me:
sudo: nano: command not found

What do I need to fix that?

Thanks!
 
Old 07-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #2
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Why not think about it for a minute? "<command> not found". This means that it's not installed, isn't located in a preset PATH location, or perhaps not executable for some reason, such as permissions. Like most general use programs, nano is usually installed to /usr/bin.

Of course you don't need nano. You can substitute whatever text editor you want to use instead.
 
Old 07-05-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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Thank you David. It might be obvious to you, since you are a "Bash Guru" - But you're right, I just thought that something went wrong. I have never worked with Linux before, so I am VERY novice at it...

Ho do I call it from its dir then - /usr/bin ?

What other text editor can I use and how do I call it?

Thank you for taking the time to answer...
 
Old 07-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #4
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OK cool...I found it by using some grey matter...
sudo yum install nano...

Amazing what a little thinking can do hey.

thanks!
 
Old 07-07-2013, 07:26 AM   #5
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Sometimes it just takes a nudge. Glad I could set you on the right course.


As you can suspect there are any number of editors available. Search yum and the web and try some out. You'll probably want to stick to a cli version though, since you're using sudo, and it can be a bit tricky to get a gui editor running in another user's x-session.

My personal recommendation is vim, if you have the gumption to tackle it. It has a steep, steep learning curve, but the view from the top makes the effort very worthwhile. It's one of the granddaddies of *nix text editing, along with emacs, and there's a long-running rivalry between them.

Vim Creep (a motivating essay)
A Byte of Vim (a good tutorial)
vimtutor (shell command that launches an interactive tutorial)
 
  


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