[Gluster-users] Editing text files on NFS mounted volumes

Dan Bretherton d.a.bretherton at reading.ac.uk
Wed Apr 6 10:53:34 UTC 2011

Sorry there are no errors with "cat" or "less".

Mr. D.A. Bretherton
Computer System Manager
Environmental Systems Science Centre
Harry Pitt Building
3 Earley Gate
University of Reading
Reading, RG6 6AL

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On 05/04/11 06:21, Shehjar Tikoo wrote:
> Try catting a file from the shell. I'd like to see the error message 
> printed by a shell tool to see whats going on. Thanks.
> Dan Bretherton wrote:
>> Hello list-
>> I have a strange problem opening text files on NFS mounted volumes 
>> with certain text editors.  With nedit and gedit I get the error 
>> "Could not open file" or similar, and kwrite just show an empty 
>> file.  Other editors such as emacs, vi, mousepad (XFCE4 desktop) and 
>> kedit (simple KDE editor) work fine.  The problem is that nedit, 
>> gedit and kwrite are the ones most people want to use.  None of the 
>> editors have any problems opening files on native GlusterFS mounts, 
>> but I only use the GlusterFS client on our compute servers and I 
>> don't want to have to install it on all the office PCs.  Does anybody 
>> know why this problem occurs with NFS or how to stop it?
>> -Dan.
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