Linux text-editing question
Ralph W. Reid
rreid at sunset.net
Tue Feb 15 14:20:04 EST 2005
On Mon, Feb 14, 2005 at 11:12:07PM -0700, Ned wrote:
> HI all,
> I just came back from my Unix class and my teacher is getting desparate
> with me. I used pico to write a little paragraph -- which went ok until I
> tried to go back to some words to correct them. Because we use putty, I
> can't focus the cursor on a particular letter to -- say -- delete it, and
> everything got mmessed up. Then using VI, Iwas supposed to edit a paragraph
> of text. After he saw what I did, he went speachless. SO tell me, is there
> any other more friendly remote client like telnet or something.
> Plese people, encourage me in these tough times and tell me what to do? I
> appologize for posting a question little off the topic, but putty is
> actually using Unix commands sent to it from the machine running it.
> Many thanks in advance good people.
Hmmm, I can not find a `putty` program here on my Slackware Linux
box. In any case, plain old `telnet` is not used too much these days
because of security concerns--`ssh` has replaced `telnet` for most
remote shell logins almost everywhere. I have used `ssh` successfully
for some time to log into various systems, and I recommend strongly
that you give it a try. HTH, and have a _great_ day!
Ralph. N6BNO. Wisdom comes from central processing, not from I/O.
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