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Old 05-31-2006, 01:16 AM   #1
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editing a file in command line during ssh session...need advise!


i finally figured out how to edit a file while doing an ssh session to another machine on my local network.

my question is how do i save and close that file after im done editing it? and just return to the normal terminal of the current ssh session. I often get stuck within the file and dont know how to get out of it.

Hope im not being to vauge. thanks in advance for any replies !
 
Old 05-31-2006, 01:32 AM   #2
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yeah that is pretty vague... SSH is utterly irrelevant here, it's just a case of learning how to use the console based text editor, and you've not told us what that is... vi... emacs... nano... pico... joe...
 
Old 05-31-2006, 09:03 AM   #3
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im using vi when attempting to edit the file or files, im only using vi because i didnt know of any others. I happened to pick up on vi while reading through some posts on another forum.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 09:15 AM   #4
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in vi, type [esc] then ZZ to save and close your file. next time have a short vi tutorial beforehand would help you a lot.
 
Old 05-31-2006, 09:31 AM   #5
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thank you, googling for a tutorial now
 
Old 05-31-2006, 09:39 AM   #6
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thank you, googling for a tutorial now

type vimtutor in a terminal. it should give you a tutorial.


>>another good beginner one:
http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/~xli/vim/vim_tutorial.html

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Old 05-31-2006, 10:52 AM   #7
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type vimtutor in a terminal. it should give you a tutorial.

huh, very cool thanks !!
 
Old 05-31-2006, 02:43 PM   #8
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you'd also benefit with a vi cheatsheet. my favourite is the gentoo offering: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/vi-guide.xml
 
Old 05-31-2006, 09:09 PM   #9
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thanks acid, i saved that link for my favorites to refernce later,

i have so many notes , they are coming out my ears.... , but im havin fun !! windows really started to bore me, so i had to move on to something else.

thanks again !!
 
  


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