Noob here, setting up my first linux box.

I'm following this page to install eclipse

I get to the part where it says to save the nano file - but it's asking me for a file name and I don't know what to give it. (or if the file should be in a certain directory)

Any ideas?


Well, that guide is trying to install eclipse system-wide. There is usually no reason to do that, if you can get away with not doing it.

Just extract the archive and run eclipse (./eclipse from the command prompt, once you have cd'd into the directory). It even works without using the command line at all.

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  • Thanks. Should I leave things as is or undo some of the steps? – Nubuntu Apr 27 '12 at 20:06
  • you should undo the system wide steps since they might conflict with apt's eclipse – Janus Troelsen Apr 27 '12 at 21:07

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