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Old 09-23-2003, 11:42 PM   #1
Wreck-It
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Question Edited a text using CAT,


Edited a text using CAT. Now, since I am a complete newb, can anyone remind me how the hell do I save the change? My "teacher" is offline and I can't for the life of me, figure out how to do it...

 
Old 09-24-2003, 04:04 PM   #2
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You can't edit text with cat. It only conCATinates files and writes them to stdout. Perhaps you mean vi, pico or emacs?
 
Old 09-24-2003, 06:07 PM   #3
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I have managed to find the txt editor in my distro. Thought CAT could do it by saving the text with the same filename once edited, but I finally managed to get help thrue IRC, of all places...

I'm running a "router on a floppy" called Freesco, and VI isn't part of it, unfortunately. The editor contained launched with the "edit" command...

I felt a little stupid not trying it, having known the old DOS days, but didn"t think anyone coding for the linux kernel would ever use that as a command, because it sounds "DOS-ish"...

Thanks for replying though, specially considering the fact that I misplaced my post, when it should've gone under the "newbie" segment.
 
  


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