UGU Unix Guru Universe
For Unix Admins, By Unix Admins
Follow ugucom on Twitter      Search  in 
Home
BEGINNERS & USERS

Events

Internet
 
 Linux
BEGINNERS & USERS
Software
Linux Vendors
Usenet NewsGroups
Books & Publications
 
 Shop
Cool Admin Gifts!
Gadgets
T-Shirts
Books
 
 Unix Guru Universe
About
Add Link
Feedback
 
 
UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4547- August 23, 2013 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4547- August 23, 2013

EDIT A LOST FILE


Forget where you put your files?

Rather than specifying an absolute pathname,
use command substitution instead.

Instead of:

% vi /usr/local/bin/foo

Try:

% vi `which foo`

NOTE: files must be in your path for "which" to find them.

This tip generously supported by: thockin@ais.net

NOTE: All tips provided are USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Tips are submitted by various unix admins around the globe. UGU suggest you read and test each tip in a non-volitile environment before placing into production.


LAST 5 TIPS
4546 - COLLECTING FILES
4545 - FIND THE HOG
4544 - KEEP THE USERS OFF WITH NOLOGIN
4543 - KILL A USER, IN THE UNIX SENSE
4542 - JUST THE DIRECTORIES


I want to SUBSCRIBE and get a UGU Tip everyday.
I want to UNSUBSCRIBE and NOT get a UGU Tip everyday.

If you have a UNIX TIP let us know, we just may use it:
(All tips become the property of the Unix Guru Universe)
Email Address:

Yes, email me a Hot Unix Tip everday.

Enter Hot Unix Tip (optional):

Yes, I will support this tip

Captcha (not case sensitive):


Please enter the above letters:

 
Copyright 1994-2011 Unix Guru Universe