Linux Nano Question.

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Teljkon

Joined Jan 24, 2019
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So I am in zsh on a arch iso trying to look into what is there what is on the iso disk. there is a install.txt file when i type ls. At first I assumed it was empty. However if you just type nano nano drops to an empty page anyway. Can nano read a .txt file? cant seem to find the answer online and if the system is ignoring the rest of the string this would happen anyway.
 
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Teljkon

Joined Jan 24, 2019
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Yes. It's setup as the default editor on Raspberry Pi (Debian Linux). I hate it.
most defaults in linux suck for the most part. Its made for computer people and people that think like computer people. I was at a local Linux meetup and this old guy turned to me and he was installing ubuntu he goes "my god the artist took over". I did duck duck it man, but none of the guides ever said allows .txt files specificaly or even alluded to it.
 

dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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Its made for computer people and people that think like computer people.
Anyone using Unix/Linux should know vi/vim or the graphical interface to them (gvim). Back in the 80's hardcore people used Teco emacs. I never liked it.

Once I got proficient with vi, I never considered any other editors. I even use vi on my Windows computers.
 
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Teljkon

Joined Jan 24, 2019
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Anyone using Unix/Linux should know vi/vim or the graphical interface to them (gvim). Back in the 80's hardcore people used Teco. I never liked it.

Once I got proficient with vi, I never considered any other editors. I even use vi on my Windows computers.
I threw a vim command at it also didn't work but the package is there i must have typed something wrong. I very much dislike not having an easy command list given to me when i drop into a shell.
 

dl324

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I threw a vim command at it also didn't work but the package is there i must have typed something wrong. I very much dislike not having an easy command list given to me when i drop into a shell.
I've never used zsh, but in tcsh you can type the first part of a command and press the tab key to see all commands starting with the string entered so far:
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dl324

Joined Mar 30, 2015
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true ive done similar in ubuntu its usually tab tab but zsh that didn't work.
Tab completion is a shell feature. The default shell for most Linux distros seems to be Bash. It's an improved sh, but I never liked sh much. The last time I used it frequently was when I was a Unix sysadmin.
 

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Teljkon

Joined Jan 24, 2019
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Thats funny I was Playing with ping It returned a command list the first entry is really strange.

Usage: ping [-aAbBdDfhLnQqrRUvV64] .......

next bit is the oddest it also repeats the usage list like this.

Usage: ping -6 [-aAbBdDfhLnQqrRUvV] ......
 

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Teljkon

Joined Jan 24, 2019
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this is getting stranger and stranger.

pacman -Q

to show installed packages wont let me scroll all the way to the top with Shift page up command. Probably a buffer thing cause its an iso. but still feels like a strange bug. Im not wise enough with ZSH commands yet to slow down the auto scroll.
 

Yaakov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
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this is getting stranger and stranger.

pacman -Q

to show installed packages wont let me scroll all the way to the top with Shift page up command. Probably a buffer thing cause its an iso. but still feels like a strange bug. Im not wise enough with ZSH commands yet to slow down the auto scroll.
Try: pacman -Q | less
Try: less install.txt for your first problem
 
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