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Modifying files through SSH

When you have gained bash$ access to the server you can explore different methods of altering files. Two popular methods with linux bash is vim and nano. This will open a simple text editor. We recommend you test out what you can do with each one.

nano .gitignore

Nano shorthands

The following commands are shorthands for using nano:

# *control = ^
^X = exit
^O = save changes
^W = Where is (search)
^G = Get help


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