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Postby jerrybee on Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:58 am

What is the text-file editor in Mint 3 XFCE ? I need to edit menu.lst, tried gedit, and got a "no such" response.
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Postby speaker219 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 12:36 pm

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sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

Does that work?
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:01 pm

Isn't there a text editor somewhere in the XFCE menus? Why not launch that one and then check via ps -efH what programs are running? One of those has got to be the text-editor program?

- start the text editor via its icon in the menus
- open a terminal
- type ps -efH into the terminal
- then check end of the list ... the last program that got executed and is still running should have the highest PID (= process ID) and should thus be on the very end of that list ... the name you see on the right column is the name of the binary.

- close the program
- check again with ps -efH ... the program should have disappeared from the list
- type the name of that binary into the terminal .... if the name was right you should now get a new text editor session.

Voila ... so instead of "sudo gedit ... " you can use that one ( ... sudo whatever-name-ps-will-spit-out ... )
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Postby HackingYodel on Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:08 am

I know that under Xubuntu the Xfce editor is mousepad.

You can check for various editor related programs on your system by entering apropos editor into a terminal window.
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