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View WordPerfect for Windows files with formatting
Authored by: deef on Sep 08, '06 07:00:24PM

If you open a terminal window and type

which wpd2html

does it show you the path?

If not you will need to add the path to your .bash_profile (a file of commands which is run each time you open a terminal window). The easiest way to do this is to 1) open a terminal window
2) enter the command

cd ~

3) enter the command

cp .bash_profile .bash_profile.old

thereby making a copy in case something gets screwed can reverse this if you need to by typing cp .bash_profile.old .bash_profile

4) enter the command

pico .bash_profile

to open the pico text editor (or you can do this with another text editor of your choice...being an old pine hand I like pico...)

5) scroll to the bottom of the document (it may be completely blank)

6) add the following lines

export PATH

7) hit ctrl-X to exit, Y to confirm the changes, and accept the existing filename

8) to test this, once you've exited pico, type

source .bash_profile
which wpd2html

it should now show you the path.

It should work then...

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When I enter "cp .bash_profile .bash_profile.old", I get...
Authored by: jiclark on Sep 09, '06 04:59:16PM

cp: .bash_profile: No such file or directory

And this is after I've cd-ed to my home directory. Why wouldn't I have a bash_profile?

Man, the CLI can sure stump me...


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When I enter "cp .bash_profile .bash_profile.old", I get...
Authored by: deef on Sep 11, '06 12:16:48PM

Hi -- I didn't consider that possibility since I've already loaded lots of stuff into my .bash_profile -- but even if you get the "No such file or directory" message on step 3 you can actually proceed with step 4 -- when you type the command

pico .bash_profile

pico (the text editor) will either edit it (if it exists) or create it (if it doesn't), so the rest of the steps will be the same.


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