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shell-based text editors

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by mavrick, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. mavrick

    mavrick Guest

    I hope this is the right place to ask this question, or that someone may be able to point me in the right direction.

    I have recently moved some of my web pages to a new server which is running on Linux Fedora, whereas my old server was running BSD.

    Now, when I want to edit files while being logged into the server via a shell, I only have vi or ed as an editor, as neither pico or nano are installed.

    Installing new software seems to be a lot different than BSD, but I did manage to find a version of nano that should work with Fedora. However, when I try to install it, it tells me that I need a c compiler first.

    Surely a simple text editor is not that difficult to install? Damn, it's almost easier to just learn how to deal with having to use vi. Although that is going to cost me a few more Advils per day. >:\

    Thanks for your time.
  2. eWebtricity

    eWebtricity Guest

    I would recommend getting familiar with vi as it is pretty much the defacto editor across all unix platforms (Linux, BSD, Solaris, HP, AIX, etc ...)

    As for the c compiler, sounds like your OS install didn't come with any gcc package. You might want to check out ART's yum update repositories for pre-compiled OS and Plesk specific updates for your specific OS.

    You can check out his website at http://www.atomicrocketturtle.com or a tutorial here http://www.1and1faq.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78 for more information
  3. mavrick

    mavrick Guest

    Thanks for your help.
  4. eilko

    eilko Regular Pleskian

    Aug 1, 2001
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    Enschede, Netherlands
    just add the programs you like as rpm to your system.


    yum install nano

    or yum install joe

    This will atomatically install nano or joe to your system without the need to compile it.

    read also the Fedore FAQ about installing software: