Step #3 Minecraft Spigot Installation

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I am stuck at step 3 in this guide Running a Spigot Minecraft Server on Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10.

It says to open a file. Is it already there or do I need to create it?

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Great question! Step 3 is actually having you create a file using a text editor. If you're not familiar, a text editor, such as nano or vim, does exactly what it sounds like.
It lets you create a new file or alter existing ones. This is a common way to edit configuration files.

To do step 3 of Running a Spigot Minecraft Server on Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, you can use nano with the following commands.

1) To create and open a new file, run this command.

sudo nano /home/minecraft/server/

2) Paste in the configuration information

cd /home/minecraft/server;
java -XX:MaxPermSize=1024M -Xms512M -Xmx1536M -jar spigot.jar

3) Save and close out of the new file by hitting:

  • ctrl+x, which initiates trying to close nano
  • then 'y' for yes to save the file
  • then 'enter' to confirm we are saving it as ''

If you run the cat /home/minecraft/server/ command, the command line should print your handiwork to your screen.


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