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

Posted on 2012-03-15
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Last Modified: 2012-04-26
i can only view

in vi editor

I want to copy paste the entire file so I can view in text editor
Question by:rgb192
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woolmilkporc earned 1000 total points
ID: 37726002
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.


Assisted Solution

mohansahu earned 1000 total points
ID: 37727962

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


Author Comment

ID: 37750736
I am using vmware
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Expert Comment

ID: 37751227
Makes no difference in regard to the guest Linux you're logged in to.

Author Comment

ID: 37817066
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

Author Comment

ID: 37876392
any other ideas?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 37899863
these answers work for non vm enviroments

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