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Editing a file's contents
You can use the File Manager to edit the contents of a script or a text file by using 
the Edit File option. Image files can not be edited with the Edit File option.

1  To access the FILE MANAGER, see

2  Click on the icon next to the file you wish to edit.

3  Click on "Edit" icon (for general editing) or the "Code editor" icon (for easier php 
coding) or the HTML editor icon for easier HTML editing.

4  Another window will open with the contents of that file.

5  To edit the file simply add, remove, or change text by typing in the window.

6  When you have finished editing the file click on the Save button.

7  If you wish to change the name of the file type a new name in the Save file as: 

 NOTE: After saving the changes to the file following will appear (except file will be 
the name of the file and /home/directory//file will be the directory you are in and the 

7) To continue editing the file, click on the word file.

8) To return to the File Manager close the browser window.


Be careful to make sure spelling and punctuation is correct when editing files, 
especially script files. Small errors may cause a script to not run properly or at all.
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