Solved

text editor in console mode?

Posted on 2004-10-15
9
296 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Hi!

I have basicly two questions:
- how can I install mc or any kind of navigator onto solaris using ssh?
- how can I edit a file when I'm in on ssh? I cant seem to find any text editors.

Thanks,

B.
0
Comment
Question by:MorganStanley
9 Comments
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:stefan73
ID: 12317860
Hi MorganStanley,
Try using vi or emacs.

mc should be possible to compile on Solaris.


Cheers!

Stefan
0
 

Author Comment

by:MorganStanley
ID: 12317893
Hi!

I'm a newbie so please explain howto use these stuff!
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Matt_Avery
ID: 12319503
If you're using SSH from another Unix environment, you can display X11 applications on your local desktop. With any luck, SSH will magically forward the X11 traffic on the encrypted channel. Failing that, you would have to set your $DISPLAY environment variable correctly.

Assuming that X11 is working, type: "/usr/dt/bin/dtpad" for a text editor and "/usr/dt/bin/dtfile" for a filesystem browser. (neither of these are particuarly brilliant but they're better than nothing.

 
0
Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 12357264
> I cant seem to find any text editors.
vi
ed (for the realy pure ones;-)
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:ahoffmann
ID: 12557550
agreed (even vi is a text editor:)
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:stefan73
ID: 12782714
ed rules! And if you don't have it, vi has ;-)
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
modulo earned 0 total points
ID: 12807763
PAQed with no points refunded (of 50)

modulo
Community Support Moderator
0

Featured Post

Courses: Start Training Online With Pros, Today

Brush up on the basics or master the advanced techniques required to earn essential industry certifications, with Courses. Enroll in a course and start learning today. Training topics range from Android App Dev to the Xen Virtualization Platform.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Attention: This article will no longer be maintained. If you have any questions, please feel free to mail me. jgh@FreeBSD.org Please see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/freebsd-update-server/ for the updated article. It is avail…
Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Learn how to find files with the shell using the find and locate commands. Use locate to find a needle in a haystack.: With locate, check if the file still exists.: Use find to get the actual location of the file.:

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question