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Old 9th December 2005, 12:42 AM
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how to save smb.conf

after yo make changes on smb.conf, how do you save them because i don't see any save options.
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Old 9th December 2005, 01:29 AM
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just like with any operating system and with any application it depends on what you are using to make the edits with.

first of all you wont be able to save the changes if you are not root

so that being said if you are root and using:

vi - esc :wq
gedit - file save
nano - ctrl-x y enter
pico - ctrl-x y enter

etc etc....

I beleive there is a smb config GUI included with FC4 also
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Old 9th December 2005, 01:40 AM
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i use vi, vi smb.conf, make changes, now i want to save them, how do i do that?
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Old 9th December 2005, 06:24 PM
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He just told you in his post.
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Old 9th December 2005, 07:48 PM
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With vi, you get out of Insert mode by pressing the Escape key.

Then hit :wq You litterally hit colon to get on command line at bottom of vi and then issue the w key to write and the q key to quit.

So, it's esc :wq
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Old 11th December 2005, 07:16 PM
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Hey...you have to be root to save /etc/samba/smb.conf. I find VI a bit of a challenge, but it is on every *nix known to mankind, so it is good to know. Man vi and you will be able to see more options. Personally, I like the esc ZZ option. Escape gets you out of the write/edit mode and ZZ saves the file and exits vi. Be sure restart the service (service smb restart or /etc/init.d/smb restart) to put your changes in effect immediatley. Also, testparm is a good tool to see if your syntax is correct on the smb.conf file.
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