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Old 05-12-2007, 08:44 AM   #1
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command based only


Hi I just wanted to know how you execute your brower through the command line when I type mozilla it wont open up and 1 more thing I wanted to know is how can you update all your packages or upgrade them all at the same time because I will be using command line only for running things thanks alot. Any links or guides will be good too thanks.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 08:49 AM   #2
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Let's start with what Distribution you are running...?
 
Old 05-12-2007, 08:52 AM   #3
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Im running fedora 6
 
Old 05-12-2007, 11:06 AM   #4
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I don't know that Mozilla has a text-based mode. However, there are text-based browsers. You may even have one or more already installed, or on your installation disk(s).

Look for Links, Lynx, and w3m.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 11:50 AM   #5
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Fedora includes a tool called Yum which is invoked from the command line. Check the Fedora Project site for Yum information.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 12:05 PM   #6
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Ok, are we talking about running X but issuing command in a terminal, or are we talking about running at CLI level?

If you're running at CLI then X based applications simply won't run as they are designed for X. There are text based apps you can use. Links and Lynx are a couple of text based browsers. Links can be run with the -g option to give you a somewhat limited graphical browser display in CLI.

If you just want to issue commands in a terminal in order to learn the commands, then you need to learn what command starts what application. Most of them are found in /usr/bin and /usr/sbin.

Firefox can be launched by issuing the command firefox (kind of obvious huh?).

Manpages are your friend. If you need to know more about the syntax and options of a command issue 'man <command name>' and read the man pages for it.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 12:16 PM   #7
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no I want to run fluxbox but do everything in the terminal without using any clicking of icons thats why Id like to know how to just execute the programs such as mozilla which I dont know how just by using the terminal. I could have swore it tried firefox lol. It does work. Great info thanks.

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Old 05-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #8
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some of them are found in /usr/X11R6/bin
 
Old 05-12-2007, 05:15 PM   #9
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To update your system (Fedora Core) from the CLI using yum, just run:
To see what updates are available:
Code:
yum check-update
To actually update:
Code:
yum update
 
Old 05-13-2007, 03:00 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Lerocknock
no I want to run fluxbox but do everything in the terminal without using any clicking of icons thats why Id like to know how to just execute the programs such as mozilla which I dont know how just by using the terminal. I could have swore it tried firefox lol. It does work. Great info thanks.
mozilla &

Generally does it for me. It would be "firefox &" for Firefox (just type the program name -- the & runs it in the background so I get my shell prompt back).
 
  


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