Saving in Putty

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by AllenQ, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. AllenQ

    AllenQ New Member


    I read your page on how to enable .htaccess in Linux and I made the changes, but I can't figure out how to save. I pressed :x but it's not working. I am using putty to make these changes. The problem is that I am using GoDaddy's Virtual Dedicated Server and I'm trying to get .htaccess to work but when I upload a file, it never shows up on the server as if it's being blocked.

    I asked GoDaddy and they said that .htaccess was allowed but they will not help me with setting it up.

    Any ideas?

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. AllenQ

    AllenQ New Member

    Ok what I can't figure out is the :x part? Once I press ESC to exit Insert mode, do I press SHIFT ; and X at the same time? When I do that, it says "Please enter encryption key" and then enter it again...does that mean it's saved?

    I entered my password for the encryption key and it took it...but when I return, none of the changes are saved.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    No, not SHIFT. Just press the colon key and afterwards a lowercase x.
  5. AllenQ

    AllenQ New Member

    Oh WOW do I feel stupid! This whole time I just figured out that the reason my changes were not being saved is because the file was a "read only" AND I was not signed in with root access! :rolleyes:

    I just got it and .htaccess is now working...hooray! Actually this time I could not get the ;x to work but I used ZZ and it saved.

    Thanks again for all of your I know to be signed in with root access.
    I'll probably be back with more questions soon, this is an excellent place. I'm a newbie at Linux and this is my first time having a virtual dedicated but I'm doing it for the learning experience...right now I'm just a web designer but I want to further my education on this stuff.


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