editing files via terminal (pico...?)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by truz, May 6, 2006.

  1. truz macrumors 6502a

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    I tried installing nano to edit files via terminal. Seems nano or pico is not supported on macs or not intel macs anyways.. What is everyone else using as I need to setup apache 2, php5 and mysql for testing as well as rails.
     
  2. nesbitt_a macrumors 6502

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    Fink, http://fink.sourceforge.net, will let you install Pico and Nano I believe.
     
  3. tag macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a big fan of 'vim' and it should be installed by default I believe.
     
  4. simon-says macrumors regular

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    Did Nano or Pico not come pre-installed? Both did on PowerPC macs. As well as emacs, vi.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    PPC Macs do not have pico installed. By default pico was setup as an alias for nano.

    But back to OS X Intel. Can anyone else confirm that nano is not bundled with the OS? That would seem very strange to me.
     
  6. truz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    GNU nano 1.2.4 is installed on Intel Mac's

    Sorry for this mix up. I did not know it was pre installed. I tried installing it and it failed.
     
  7. grenoble macrumors newbie

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  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have 10.4.6 and I appear to have nano, Emacs, and VIM installed. :confused:

    I haven't tried it out in single user mode though.
     

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