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#1 comet@earth

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 06:45 AM

I am unable to figure out the terminal completely.I enter it then enter vi editor to type my programs.I type the program and save it,compile it.When there is an error i navigate back to the program in append mode.That's when the problem starts.i an unable to use arrow keys(up gives me A and cursor moves to newline,using delete i am unable to shift a line above however enter moves the typed line to the next line).i hope you get what i mean.Please give me the list of keys to navigate through the terminal.
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:12 AM

Try this: VI Editor Cheat Cheat and see if that helps.

Is school making you use VI? Not sure if this is school related or just something you are dabbing into yourself.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:01 AM

I just want to learn it by myself.In my college they are using vi.:wq is the save and quit command in Linux fedora(TIKAGA)?Does it work on ubuntu as well?Ubuntu and fedora,are they the same?I am asking you because in my college they are using fedora but i am using ubuntu to learn the subject.Hope there is not much of a difference?
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 10:04 AM

The command should be the same.

I would recommend using the same distro of linux that your school uses so you can get the same assistance with it.

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 12:52 PM

The command should be the same.

I would recommend using the same distro of linux that your school uses so you can get the same assistance with it.


+1 : agreed :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 01:35 PM

Generally speaking the commands are the same for most of the basic distros, however you will notice that Fedora will have some more UNIX like commands.

Edited by ice2921, 30 September 2010 - 01:36 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 01:45 PM

Correction,In my college they are using RED HAT.Is operating that very different from UBUNTU????If yes kindly tell me the steps to uninstall UBUNTU.I have dual booting in my system...ubuntu and win7(side by side installation).I have already started downloading it.However its a 9gb file and is taking long.Could you give me some links to download RED HAT(TIKANGA).
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 02:15 PM

There are some base differences for sure between Red Hat and Ubuntu. I would recommend you download and install Fedora as it most closely resembles Red hat, and its pretty much what makes up RedHat. You can find a great tutorial here for installation:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora...uide/index.html

Ubuntu here:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation

Keep in mind RedHat is not free, stick with Fedora.

Edited by ice2921, 30 September 2010 - 02:16 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2010 - 07:02 PM

You asked how to uninstall Ubuntu that you have in a dual boot with Windows.

I follow the instructions given in the link below.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=113630
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Posted 30 September 2010 - 07:49 PM

Does Ubuntu use vi or vim?
vi is not distro dependent

In your terminal type: vi --v

Mine shows - VIM - Vi IMproved 7.2

To navigate without the arrow keys:
* k navigate upwards
* j navigate downwards
* l navigate right side
* h navigate left side

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Posted 30 September 2010 - 09:29 PM

Don't know...but typing vi filename.sh opens up the editor.and I have have started downloading red hat.It was available on torrent(version 9 of red hat).Will that do or do i need to download Fedora.I don't know if it it is fake...since ice2921 has said that it is fake...
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Edited by comet@earth, 30 September 2010 - 09:35 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2010 - 10:21 AM

Don't know...but typing vi filename.sh opens up the editor.and I have have started downloading red hat.It was available on torrent(version 9 of red hat).Will that do or do i need to download Fedora.I don't know if it it is fake...since ice2921 has said that it is fake...
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I did not say that it was fake I stated that normally Red Hat is a paid for product. You may be able to get a trial version if you go to the red hat site. You can try CentoOS wich is pretty much a clone or Fedora which would be better for a desktop experience. Also if not mistaken Red Hat Enterprise Desktop and Server are at version 5.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 11:49 AM

You can download a beta of RHEL 6 for Desktops Welcome to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Beta

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 03:09 AM

I want to download a full o.s.(for free).I have downloaded red hat(don't know if its a trial version) and have started downloading fedora 13.Please tell me which to install so that I can acquire good knowledge about linux(unix).I will listen to whatever u guys say.
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Edited by comet@earth, 02 October 2010 - 03:18 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2010 - 07:50 AM

I want to download a full o.s.(for free).I have downloaded red hat(don't know if its a trial version) and have started downloading fedora 13.Please tell me which to install so that I can acquire good knowledge about linux(unix).I will listen to whatever u guys say.
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Like I stated before I would suggest using Fedora, although I am sure others may suggest something else. Thats just my opinion.




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