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Best Practices for File Editing on the Command line


This paper has been produced by our technicians at ForLinux and is intended to offer some guidance on how to best approach changing files on the command line.

While Linux servers can run a desktop environment (e.g. KDE, Gnome), or use one of the many web-based server management systems (Webmin, cPanel, etc), it is still extremely useful to be able to edit files from the command line. You will often get a much clearer idea of how an application works by opening it's configuration file in a text editor, and viewing the various options listed within, than you will do by using a web-based, graphical interpretation of it's status and functions. However, when making those first steps onto the command line, it can seem like a scary and dangerous place. Following some simple steps and adhering to basic rules can help you avoid easy but potentially costly errors.

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