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Old 10-19-2006, 07:21 PM   #1
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path, hardware manager in linux

what are the "linux equivalents" of the next windows components:

1. variable PATH
2. System applet (the option in control panel)
3. hardware manager
4. Program files
Old 10-19-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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1. There is a PATH variable in linux also. If a directory is in your PATH, then you can run binaries just by typing their names. I believe the PATH is set for all users in /etc/profile and for individual users in .bash_profile.

2. I think it depends on the desktop environment and/or distro. KDE has KControl Center. I'm sure Gnome has a Control center also.

3. I think it lives in control center.

4. Program files can be installed anywhere, but typically programs are installed to /bin or /usr/bin. System programs are usually in /sbin or /usr/sbin. When you compile a program from source code, many people install it to /opt just so they know it's not a regular installed program.


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