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Old 09-11-2004, 02:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the run command for Firefox. Is there anywhere i can get a list of general commands from as well. I downloaded firefox and installed it but when i x'ed out i forgot where the execuatable was and now it's lost.....woops
 
Old 09-11-2004, 03:11 PM   #2
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try "firefox". it depends on how it was installed, but "firefox" might not work. in that case, you have to cd into the directory you installed it in. i'm going to assume it's in the home directory:
cd
ls
[it will print out a list of directories here. let's assume "firefox" is it]
cd firefox
./firefox

just try that out and see if it works. report back if it doesn't, and paste the text from the command line here so we can see what happened.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 03:13 PM   #3
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you wanted a list of commands? it sort of depends on the shell you're using. i'm going to assume it's bash, since that' usually the default. here is a site that lists some common commands you might want to use in bash.
http://www.ss64.com/bash/
if you have any questions about the commands, feel free to ask.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 04:35 PM   #4
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Originally posted by sether
try "firefox". it depends on how it was installed, but "firefox" might not work. in that case, you have to cd into the directory you installed it in. i'm going to assume it's in the home directory:
cd
ls
[it will print out a list of directories here. let's assume "firefox" is it]
cd firefox
./firefox

just try that out and see if it works. report back if it doesn't, and paste the text from the command line here so we can see what happened.
it say's there is no file in that directory, i have checked a lot of places for it... i know it's there somewhere since i ran the program after installed it, i just forgot where it went
 
Old 09-11-2004, 04:47 PM   #5
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Hi!

Two possible solutions. If your distribution has a locate database (it's generally updated once a day), you could use that to find a missing file:
> locate firefox

Otherwise you could make a search the hard way with find:
> find / -name 'firefox'

This will tell find to search for a file with the name 'firefox' starting at the root ( / ).

Good luck in your fox hunt

Martin
 
Old 09-11-2004, 05:28 PM   #7
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Turns out ark files are archives like zip files... i feel like i don't know anything again, like i am 10 years old again figuring out windows haha. Anyway, i fixed it.....thanks for all the help and the command sites.
 
  


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