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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. System Administration
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Administration
  6. Terminals
  7. Command Basics
  8. Root Directory
  9. Executing Commands
  10. File specs
  11. File Permission
  12. How permissions are assigned
  13. Change ownership chown
  14. Running multiple commands
  15. Killing Processes
  16. Bash configuration files
  17. VI Editor
  18. Creating path environment
  19. Midnight Commander
  20. Linuxconf Utility
  21. Networking
  22. Domain Name Service DNS
  23. Router and Gateway
  24. Adding Users
  25. User Accounts
  26. Managing Groups
  27. Mounting File System
  28. NFS Mounts
  29. Disk Quotas
  30. Run levels
  31. Linuxconf Control
  32. Mandrake Control Center
  33. Creating a Boot Disk
  34. Switching Boot Mode
  35. Hardware Configurations
  36. Printer Configuration
  37. Installing Printers
  38. Samba Printer
  39. Managing services
  40. Managing Users
  41. Program Scheduler
  42. Software Management
  43. Installing CUPS

Setting number to vi editor

There is something that I consider important. Whenever I edit something I want to make it easy to debug. So, I edit the vimrc to set numbers to each line.

Note: this file is sitting under root's directory and it applies to root's profile..

# vi /root/.vimrc
In the third or fourth line add set number
  • Press ESC
  • Type the colon :
  • Type wq
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From now on when you edit something as root, it will be numbered.
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Note. When you edit something and you made changes but don't want to save it, you can ignore it by quitting without saving.

When you use
  • Press ESC
  • Type the colon :
  • Type q
In case it gives you an error.
  • Type q! instead
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