Unix alike system have ed for editing text file which is i feel strange at first. I learned some time ago to create small text file out of curiosity.
Lets try by creating a text file containing 3 lines.
type ed on terminal type a then enter (a is append command in ed) type your text file content. To end input mode type . then enter on a line. Type w filename.txt then enter to save to a file. Type q to quit from ed.
Here we will show in a terminal.
To install netbeans 11.3 do “pkg install netbeans” on your root terminal. It will take time to download 292MB netbeans + 60MB openjdk8 packages. After done installing dont forget to set PATH and JAVA_HOME environment variables. Edit your .profile file on home directory and add /usr/local/openjdk8 to “PATH=xxx:/usr/local/openjdk8; export PATH” statement. Also create JAVA_HOME=/usr/local/openjdk8; export JAVA_HOME.
After installing dragonflybsd 5.8 on your laptop, you can install LXDE desktop using pkg command while connected to internet.
pkg install xorg
pkg install lxde-meta
edit your .xinitrc and put exec startlxde.
A long ago article about dragonflybsd hammer file system working …
Trying this on my VirtualBox, after installing the new released dflybsd 5.8
login as root
pkg install xorg
pkg install xfce
edit .xinitrc on your home directory and fill it with “exec startxfce4”
Good news from BSD land, DragonflyBSD 5.0 has been released 16 oct 2017. HAMMER2 file system available to user to try !
If you a programmer you can use vi or vim or nano to code. Sometimes it just not enough feature or give comfort. I use an editor called bluefish. Install it from package like this :
For openbsd do
If installing for openbsd dont forget to set your
PKG_PATH env variable.
For Dragonfly BSD do
pkg install bluefish
Bluefish have a good support for html tags and ruby language. See bluefish screenshot below.
Happy coding all !