Linux Text Editors


I have multiple text documents on a server which many users view and modify through Pico. What I am trying to accomplish is to use Pico or another Linux text editor in "Append only mode" (if that even exists), in a manner where the users can read the file, and add to it if necessary, without modifying what's already there.

Does anyone know of a way to do this?

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I'm not aware of any tool like that but
echo "whatever" >> file ;-)

How about a different approach? Just make the original unreadable and use some sort of WIKI linking for extending?


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nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
Another way would be to use a versioning system (cvs, subversion... to name a few) and store the documents there, if they need to be edited:
reserve then modify then replace them.
Then you can allways revert to an oldver version.
Forced accept.

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