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Old 02-21-2009, 04:16 AM   #1
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how to handle this command


Sorry to bug you with such pesky questions but, when I come across a command like this:

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# ./rc.wicd.new

Usage: ./rc.wicd.new {start|stop|restart}
what do I do?

I type in "start"

but it says the command is not found.

i'm using slack 12.2

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Old 02-21-2009, 04:18 AM   #2
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I guess
Code:
# ./rc.wicd.new start
is what you want.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:21 AM   #3
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yep!
that was exactly it.
Thanks a bunch
 
Old 02-21-2009, 04:22 AM   #4
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That looks like a script that starts services. Services are often started like "sudo /sbin/service <name> start".

Your usage would be
./rc.wincd.new start

If this script starts, stops or restarts a service, you may need to use "sudo" to run it as root.
sudo ./rc.wincd.new start
 
Old 02-21-2009, 12:32 PM   #5
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If this script starts, stops or restarts a service, you may need to use "sudo" to run it as root.
sudo ./rc.wincd.new start
Thanks, I'm going to start using it.

How do you go back to your regular user name for root? For instance, I used sh and now my user name for root is "root@ESSID" (don't ask) and I can't go back to "root@myoriginalname", even after reboot. Is there a way to undo it?
 
Old 02-21-2009, 12:50 PM   #6
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Just type exit and hit <enter>.You'll be you again and this is if I understand you correctly.

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Old 02-21-2009, 02:05 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by jschiwal View Post
That looks like a script that starts services. Services are often started like "sudo /sbin/service <name> start".

Your usage would be
./rc.wincd.new start

If this script starts, stops or restarts a service, you may need to use "sudo" to run it as root.
sudo ./rc.wincd.new start
Had a beer again?
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I recently discovered that I have a one beer limit on LQ. After that my grammar & spelling suffer. Drat!
wincd = wicd

Wouldn't it be better copying or moving the old rc.wicd to rc.wicd.old and the rc.wicd.new to rc.wicd?

Last edited by brianL; 02-21-2009 at 02:09 PM.
 
  


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