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Old 06-09-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
Damnaged
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A large command to type in?


Ok, I'm instlling gnome on slackware 13.37. The Gnome FAQ tells me I can instruct it to download everything with the command:

$ slapt-get --available | awk {'print $1'} | grep "gsb$" | \
grep -v l10n | xargs slapt-get --install -y

I can't copy/paste this command in and have it work, and I can't type it in without it rolling back to the beginning of the row and messing things up.

How do I type in long commands?

/Gah, now I understand what others feel like when I'm trying to explain DOS or some Windows thing to them...
 
Old 06-09-2011, 11:16 PM   #2
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Where are you getting these instructions from?

http://gnomeslackbuild.org/download/
 
Old 06-09-2011, 11:22 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by andrewthomas View Post
Where are you getting these instructions from?

http://gnomeslackbuild.org/download/
From the gnomeslackbuild.org FAQ: Q4: I would like to install all GSB packages. How can I do that easily?

A: You can use slapt-get to easily manage all your packages, and this includes
installing all GSB packages. Simply run:

$ slapt-get --available | awk {'print $1'} | grep "gsb$" | \
xargs slapt-get --install -y

This will install everything, including all the Openoffice language
packages. You may want to exclude them when installing:

$ slapt-get --available | awk {'print $1'} | grep "gsb$" | \
grep -v l10n | xargs slapt-get --install -y

But, I figured it out. I've marked the thread as solved.
 
Old 06-10-2011, 12:21 AM   #4
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When you mark something solved it suggests that there is a solution provided with this post!!! You did not provide a solution.....
You've got my curiosity now. What were you doing??

Last edited by alar; 06-10-2011 at 12:22 AM.
 
Old 06-10-2011, 07:55 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Damnaged View Post
I can't type it in without it rolling back to the beginning of the row and messing things up.
I'm not sure what you mean here. Does that mean that you made a mistake on the first line, went on to the second, and now can't correct the mistake on the first line? If so, just omit the backslash and newline. The reason they added it is to make the command look nicer. (bash ignores newlines when they are preceded by a backslash).

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/Gah, now I understand what others feel like when I'm trying to explain DOS or some Windows thing to them...
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