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Old 03-09-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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how to get "symlinks" command?


i'm reading my redhat 9 book
and want to try out the example:

symlinks -c testdirectory

but it says:

-bash: symlinks: command not found

what do I need to do to get this command so I can use it?
I typed "man symlinks" and it says "no manual entry for symlinks"

thanks
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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Maybe it's not installed yet. Look for the package on the cds or use a package installer like yum or apt-get to install various packages.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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i want to stay in text mode for learning purposes
(not use gnome which i assume is relatively easy)
how would I begin to install "symlinks" in text mode (init 3)?

thanks
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:30 AM   #4
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apt-get is a text mode program. I'm not familiar with trying to use it in Red Hat, though--I just use it where it was originally designed for--Debian!
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:40 AM   #5
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Your first problem will be finding the package. If you mount the cdrom ( mount /mnt/cdrom ) and have a look for it with a command like cd /mnt/cdrom then ls symlinks.
Once you find the package, install it with the command: rpm -Uvh symlinks < numbers here > . Those numbers are part of the package. For example: symlinks-1.2-22.rpm .

Your next problem is the package installers like apt-get aren't installed by default on the older versions of Redhat, so you would need to download it from someplace.
 
  


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