Line editing in xfce

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Jack054
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Line editing in xfce

Post by Jack054 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:21 pm

How do I edit out a stray "2" from the line "/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00recommends in xfce18.2"?

I cannot download app updates or open some other functions because of the stray "2" (I don't know how the "2" got entered on the line)
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Re: Line editing in xfce

Post by silfox2000 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:31 am

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sudo nano /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00recommends
After editing Ctrl+O for saving and Ctrl+X for exiting.
Mine contains 2 lines:

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APT::Install-Recommends "false";
Aptitude::Recommends-Important "false";

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Re: Line editing in xfce

Post by all41 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:34 am

APT::Install-Recommends "false";
Aptitude::Recommends-Important "false";

Yes--same here
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Re: Line editing in xfce

Post by Pjotr » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:36 am

Off topic: if I were you, I'd set Install-Recommends to "true"....
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... g-software
(item 1.2.1, left column)

And many people find the graphical text editor xed, easier to use than nano:

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gksudo xed /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00recommends
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Re: Line editing in xfce

Post by silfox2000 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:19 am

Pjotr wrote:Off topic: if I were you, I'd set Install-Recommends to "true"....
Thanks for the tip.

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