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Old 03-31-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
slackraz
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Question Help request regarding update packages


Dear all,
I am a bright new user in Linux (absolute newbie you could say).
Yesterday i crated my first Slacware OS based Desctop.
I am willing to learn the Linux no matter how long it will take me and how many nights I will be nailed opposite my monitor.
I am reading some books for start include the relevant book for my distro (http://www.slackbasics.org/)

Now I am facing a problem (if I could say so) and I would be glad if anybody of you could help me out.
I want to download all update packages for my OS (but not one by one at the time) I know itís not so save thus because I canít do any MD5 signature check.
I was wondering if there is a redirection command which can be used in order to download all the packages with the following command, and be saved in a directory of my choice.

Code:
#wget ftp://localmirrors/pathToSlack12/slackware/slackware-12.0/patches/packages/*.tgz
I am sorry if I am not using appropriate Linux terms but I think you would understand thatís something usual for starters like me.

Thanks in advanced

-slackraz-
 
Old 03-31-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

You can go here for info on updating Slackware. Hope this helps!

Cheers
 
Old 04-01-2008, 01:52 AM   #3
slackraz
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Dear dragonslayer48dx

I have allready checked that before. Thank you very much though.
Perhaps i did not cleared enough my question.

I need to know a terminal command like the one i posted on my first post which will allow me to download all packages at firts and secondly to save them in a folder such as /home/slackraz/Desktop/downloads/updates/.

thanks
 
Old 04-02-2008, 06:25 AM   #4
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anyone to help me with this...?


*Its ok i found that we use the -P switch which is pasting the files we require to the destination we choose. I will paste here the entire command in case that another noob like me wanna use it.

Quote:
#wget ftp://localmirrors/pathToSlack12/sla...packages/*.tgz -P /home/slackraz/Desktop/downloads/updates

Last edited by slackraz; 04-02-2008 at 01:17 PM.
 
  


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