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  Learning the Mac OS X Terminal: Part 1
Subject:   Mac-like editing
Date:   2002-01-27 06:23:01
From:   dusterella
Response to: Mac-like editing

sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/crontab


works for me -- opens up crontab in textedit -- but then the terminal window cursor just sits there -- no % prompt -- and i can't return to % to use terminal window for anything else.


Isn't there an easier way do to this? I had a much easier time doing this sort of thing on a remote linux box just ftping files and editing w/ bbedit.


On the plus side, I've found that once I've openned a file with sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Contents/MacOS/TextEdit /etc/crontab, I can then use TextEdit to direcly edit and save httpconf, crontab files and the like. But then I have to quit and relaunch Terminal to get back the % prompt.




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    2002-02-11 11:51:06  itgs__ [View]

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