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I'm a web application developer working in Lancaster, UK. I'm obsessed with good design in everything around me.


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revised Login fails from Windows on NTFS-3G Samba Share
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Oct
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comment Login fails from Windows on NTFS-3G Samba Share
I think some of the seemingly random behaviour is due to windows 'remembering' credentials for shares, even after I've changed the share settings in Samba. During the experimenting phase, I found it much more reliable to use the windows command line "net use z: \\server\share /user:username" and "net use Z: /delete". Don't use Explorer until everthing is finalised
Oct
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comment Login fails from Windows on NTFS-3G Samba Share
Now I've changed to using 'permissions' instead of 'defaults' in my fstab mount, your method using smbpasswd works perfectly. Thanks
Oct
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comment Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)
Thanks for suggestion. It may be useful to someone, but I never liked the Wordstar style shortcuts. I may reconsider when I need a more feature rich editor.
Oct
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comment Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)
Thanks for the suggestion. I could apt-get in Raspian. Still can't shift-select and other functions. But as @jim-paris suggested, it's likely a terminal emulator problem.
Oct
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comment Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)
that makes sense, because Diakonos didn't work properly either. I'll have to look through the options available in PuTTY
Oct
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comment Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)
Wow, there's a name for what I'm looking for "Common User Access" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Common_User_Access Thanks for that!
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comment Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)
Hmm. Odd. I was in the terminal version which I obtained with sudo apt-get install fte-terminal. I'll give it another go when I have a few minutes.
Oct
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comment Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)
A nice suggestion, but just trying a Shift+DownArrow to select text caused a load of 'FIXME' messages corrupting the screen. The shortcuts are straight from the eighties... Ctrl-Ins for copy? Alt-Backspace for Undo? Some of the options are pure linux geek: "Copy - Append"? I shouldn't have to read the manual for a Copy command! On the plus side I liked the directory browser when you start up.
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Oct
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accepted Login fails from Windows on NTFS-3G Samba Share
Oct
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comment Login fails from Windows on NTFS-3G Samba Share
This works for me, provided my fstab mount point is set up with no security at all (mask permissions of 000). I had to work that bit out for myself :)
Oct
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comment Login fails from Windows on NTFS-3G Samba Share
Tried that. I can still see the share in Windows, but cannot open it. How is the testme user granted access to the mounted folder which has owner 'pi'? From what I can tell, the masks in my fstab only allow owner and group access to the disk.
Oct
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revised Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)
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Oct
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comment Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)
@h3rrmiller Nano is my current choice. I didn't know about .nanorc. It may move nano closer to what I want. Thanks
Oct
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comment Console Text Editor with Windows-like keyboard shortcuts (ctrl-z, x, c, v)
@jasonwryan As an experienced Windows (or Mac) user, I already have the learning required to use a modern text editor using only the keyboard. I'd like to use that same experience in a Linux CLI tool.