want to view entire file /home/joe/workspace/.metadata/.log

i can only view

in vi editor

I want to copy paste the entire file so I can view in text editor
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Do you mean the Windows editor?

If you're using PuTTY to access your Ubuntu machine just enable PuTTY's
session logging to a file:

"Configuration - Session - Logging" on the left
Check "Printable output" and specify a filename on the right.
Click "Apply", go to your session, "cat" your file, then go back to PuTTY Configuration
and check "None" at "Session logging"

Now you can edit the logfile using whatever Windows editor you desire.


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You can use Winscp tool , for access the linux machine and edit the logfile in windows.

rgb192Author Commented:
I am using vmware
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Makes no difference in regard to the guest Linux you're logged in to.
rgb192Author Commented:
can I use a linux tool

I cant use winscp, putty for windows (because there is no connection)

I am using a vmware that is only on my desktop computer
rgb192Author Commented:
any other ideas?
rgb192Author Commented:
these answers work for non vm enviroments
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