I just got a new computer and have discovered that I can open up an out file from the command line.
The command line is a way of accessing a file on your computer as if you were typing it on the screen. Just type the word “out” into the command line and the file will open up.
This is basically the same thing as typing out a bunch of commands in a text editor (or, if you’re into that, some other text editor like Notepad). The only difference is that you can type the commands out one at a time and leave the other stuff in the command line.
This is one of those things that tends to get lost in the shuffle when you hear new games mentioned: the command line. I had one of those at some point in the past, but after awhile I just stopped trying to figure out how to use it. But it is still fun to play around with.
The command line is a great way to open files because, well, you can type the whole thing in at once. But sometimes you want to open a huge file in a particular program.
So what you want to do is type “file” at the prompt. Then you can right-click and select “Open File” from the context menu. If you don’t know what that means, you can find out by typing “file” a few more times.
The second line is a bit tricky because the file itself is a directory and the command is to access it. You would type in /foo as the argument. But the command would be something like.
Just as you can type any word at the prompt you can type a file too. So you may want to open a file called.foo at the prompt. If you do, the file will probably be located at the current directory.
You can find more information on the command line in our ‘Open File’ tutorial.
One of the best ways to open a file is to hit enter. A nice little trick is to type ls and then hit enter. While the prompt is still on, you can type ls and see the contents of the directory. If you want to see a file, you can hit enter.