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Solaris 8 pico editor and ftp

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Hi,

I'm new to UNIX. ANyway, my problems go like this:

1) I can't invoke the pico editor on the console or terminal screen. Message saying " file not found".Only vi editor is valid. Any suggestions?

2) I tried to ftp some files from my server from a remote terminal. But message appears as permission denied.
I've chmod 755 the files and also set the owner rights to myself.
Do i have to login as root to transfer the files?
Then if I sucessfully transfer the file, where exactly will the file transferred be located on the remote pc?

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What error do you get when you try to use pico? If it's "Command not found" then the directory containing the pico binary isn't in your PATH. Youc an either add that dir to your PATH or explictly specify the path to pico, e.g., /usr/local/bin/pico instead of just pico.

If you own the files on the remote and they are readable and the local directory is writeable you can download files. If the files are readable locally and the remote dir is writable by you you can upload files. Without a more explict description of what the ftp session looked like I can't tell why it didn't work.
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"File not" found can also be the result of your shell not knowing where pico is. Try invoking it with the full path to the executable.

Where the file will wind up on the PC depends on what ftp client you are using. Most will allow you to specify, either before or during the transfer what the local directory to receive the downloads will be.
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1) Which unix are u using? in Linux pico is in /usr/bin, in Solaris 7, I dont think pico comes by default(not sure, I dont have it anyway)

2) how are u connecting for ftp? dos based or browser or ftp gui client?
dos-> from remote, when you connect to your unix system, can you do a ls -l ?
 if yes, try giving "get <filename>"
this file will be downloaded to your current working directory, (from where you invoked ftp) if you are using dos ftp.  
If you are using a web browesr, you generally connect as anonymous, and so, may be getting the error. best thing would be to download a ftp client,  (cuteftp, leachftp etc)for windows.
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