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Old 09-02-2005, 03:44 AM   #1
echo_max
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code creation problem


Yes this my seem like an obvious answer to some, but for some reason this has dumbfounded me. I have just started writing code on linux.

Everytime i create a new code document in vi or gedit, then go to save my work after i am completed, the two editors give me errors and won't let me make any progress. vi says "file does not exist" and gedit just says that it produced an error and i'm guessing its along the same lines as with the case in vi. How can i create code?? I have no idea whats going on.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 04:37 AM   #2
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very stupid answer: have you tried to change text editor? try emacs, or some of the k{edit,write,ate} if you use kde.
have you also tried to edit and save a file that is already created? For example:

--code--
user@hostname: ~$ touch new_file_name.c
user@hostname: ~$ vi new_file_name.c

or

user@hostname: ~$ echo "this is a test" > new_file_name.c
user@hostname: ~$ gedit new_file_name.c
--code--

and so on. Maybe there are problems in file creation.
 
Old 09-03-2005, 03:16 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot, the touch util worked great. Baby steps...
 
  


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