- Create a directory under your home directory called editor_practice. Make sure you understand
the file specification for this new file. Set your current directory to this new directory and
verify you were successful.
- Copy the file /etc/passwd to this new directory naming it my_passwd. Verify you were successful.
- Use the vi editor to accomplish the following:
- open the my_passwd file you just copied
- practice moving around in the editor using the navagation keys (not the arrow keys)
- search for your entry within this file, either by username or lastname
- once you have located your entry, cut this line and move it to the first line of the file
- practice moving other lines or blocks of text from this file around
- When you are sufficiently comfortable moving about and using the editor, save your changes and
exit the editor.
- Verify that you have saved your changes by verifing the date has changed on the file.
- Now delete the my_passwd file. Verify you were successful.
- Move back to your home directory and delete the editor_practice directory. Make sure you understand
how to do this with both absolute and relative file specification. Verify you were successful.
- Practice the above until you are sure you are comfortable with and can easily accomplish these tasks.
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