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# 8  
Old 08-07-2001
im running mandrake 8.0 and i'm assuming i would be using the Terminal window within mandrake...(i hope this is what you mean)

i know i need to get a book so i have some idea what your talking about, but i'm gonna have to wait a few weeks untill i get paid...untill then i'll have to see what info i can find online...

# 9  
Old 08-07-2001
if i have the option (text/gui) i think that working in a test interface would probably teach me more so i would prefer that, but whatever way you can help me with is appreciated.

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Old 08-08-2001

# 11  
Old 08-08-2001
A good non-gui text editor is vi. If you dont want to deal with the steep learning curve, look for pico instead.
# 12  
Old 08-08-2001
do you happen to know if vi is included in mandrake 8.0???

i would like to use something that will force me to learn the commands so i really undertand what each one is and how it is implemented...

but i would also like to be able to connect to the internet from linux (as of know i have to keep logging out of linux and onto windows to get online (which kinda sucks)...

# 13  
Old 08-08-2001
I have mandrake 7.2 and it comes with that. In fact, it should come with any distro of Linux.

To enter vi, type the following at the command prompt:

vi filename

I think most distros are shipping vim (vi IMproved). so you could use "vim myfile" too. However, be warned, the learning curve on vi/vim is kinda steep. It take some getting used to. You might be better off with, as mentioned before, pico. kwrite, or nedit are also good editing programs that are a bit more gui based. Good luck.
# 14  
Old 08-08-2001
ok so once i choose a text editor in order to get my modem configued correctly as per the instructions at this link (for Expressnet, Maryland):


would i then just type in those shaded areas exactly as it is written in to the text editor or is it more complex than that???
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