New issue

Have a question about this project? Sign up for a free GitHub account to open an issue and contact its maintainers and the community.

By clicking “Sign up for GitHub”, you agree to our terms of service and privacy statement. We’ll occasionally send you account related emails.

Already on GitHub? Sign in to your account

Add example of launching a GUI editor from the command line in "Which Editor?" section #628

Open
ErinBecker opened this Issue Sep 22, 2017 · 1 comment

Comments

Projects
None yet
3 participants
@ErinBecker
Collaborator

ErinBecker commented Sep 22, 2017

MY SUGGESTIONS:
This is my addition request for the http://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/03-create/
I feel it will nice to add which I will be showing the use of GUI editors in Linux.
So I am suggesting a section like adding :

  1. in section Which Editor?
    We can access GUI text editors in Linux like gedit, nedit even through CLI . For this we can use the command gedit or nedit. Nedit offers a more programmer feel while gedit is a basic to intermediate text editor.
  2. also in the section Listing Recursively and By Time

It would nice to add :
Is the difference between cp –r and cp –R?
They are equivalent in realism and perform recursive copy . This is often a confusion I have seen basic users have.

@colinmorris colinmorris changed the title from suggestion for instructor training - submitted by email to Add example of launching a GUI editor from the command line in "Which Editor?" section Mar 2, 2018

@colinmorris

This comment has been minimized.

Contributor

colinmorris commented Mar 2, 2018

It looks like the "Listing Recursively and By Time" section mentioned in 2. no longer exists, so I've changed the title to describe suggestion 1.

The "Which Editor?" callout box does mention GUI editors such as Gedit, and even implicitly mentions they can be launched from the command line ("If you start it from the shell"), but maybe it's worth giving an example of what this looks like?

Sign up for free to join this conversation on GitHub. Already have an account? Sign in to comment