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# 8  
Old 02-15-2002
Of course, then everything after that will be red. You have to put another set of escape sequence to turn off the color after the word test. (on my screen it was ^[[30m)
thehoghunter
# 9  
Old 02-15-2002
Quote:
Originally posted by thehoghunter
You have to do this:

type the following:

echo " `Control V``Control [`[33m test"

Where anything in the ` ` is a double key entry.
i am still getting this..

bash: ./test1: cannot execute binary file

this is wad i typed inside the file..
echo " ^[[33m test "
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# 10  
Old 02-15-2002
Type it on the command line (include the option to turn it off or back) to see if bash has a problem.

You wrote "inside the file" - check the type of file via the file test1 command. Also check your permissions on the file to insure it's executable.
thehoghunter
# 11  
Old 02-15-2002
Quote:
Originally posted by thehoghunter
Type it on the command line (include the option to turn it off or back) to see if bash has a problem.

You wrote "inside the file" - check the type of file via the file test1 command. Also check your permissions on the file to insure it's executable.
no problem typing in command line..
how to check the type of file izzit?
permission is 700
XXXXXXXXXX
# 12  
Old 02-15-2002
can help me?
i am newbies to shell scripting..

[*@localhost *]$ ^[[34m test
bash: : command not found

i got this error msg ...
but the colour will change to dark blue
XXXXXXXXXX
# 13  
Old 02-15-2002
and after editing the file using vi, how do i quit ?
press 'Esc' and type ':exit' ? am i correct?
i seldom use vi editor ..
can anyone help ?
thank u
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# 14  
Old 02-15-2002
To save and quit out of vi, hit the escape key, then :, then wq

w writes the file
q quits out of vi

Before using commands, read the manual (or man page).

As far as the error but the color changed - you needed to put in echo " ^[[33m test ^[[30m"

Suggest you learn commands and how to use them before wanting to add bells and whistles.
thehoghunter

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