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Old 10-04-2003, 11:15 AM   #1
Nukem
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Question If *.exe for Windows what is for LinuX?


I'm new to linuX and have some questions about linux. Even thow I've been using windows for centuries this is the first time I'm trying linuX.. I have few questions about linux and I know that it would not take a linux genius to figure that out. But I just cant.

What are the excutable file types in LinuX?

How can I check free space in a drive? By the way i use mandrake linuX.

On the installation of LinuX when I select the programs that I want to install with linux, where do they be installed and how can i get access to the folders where the programms are installed??



Thsnks.... This will help me a lot....
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:25 AM   #2
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They as a rule dont have the filename extensions like .exe etc.
They have thier attributes set as read and/or write and/or executable.
The programs are usually in:
/bin
/sbin
/usr
/opt
The ones you choose to install at installation are mostly found in the desktop menus.
lynch
 
Old 10-04-2003, 11:28 AM   #3
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Re: If *.exe for Windows what is for LinuX?

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Originally posted by Nukem
What are the excutable file types in LinuX?
Linux doesn't use the file extension to decide what type a file is. Wether a file is executable or not is decided by a flag in the file system being set. If the execute flag is set, then the file is executable, if its not, then its the file isn't seen as executable even if it really is a program. Sounds to me like you want to have a google for information about Unix file systems, and have a search on the forum for chmod - the utility that you would use to change this
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Originally posted by Nukem
How can I check free space in a drive? By the way i use mandrake linuX.
From the command line you can check it with df or df -h. There are various graphical tools but I find df the easiest as its on just about every box you'll come accross.
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Originally posted by Nukem
On the installation of LinuX when I select the programs that I want to install with linux, where do they be installed and how can i get access to the folders where the programms are installed??
Programs typically end up in either /usr or /opt although not being a Mandrake user I'll leave someone else to tell you how to query the packages etc.

cheers

Jamie...

Last edited by jharris; 10-04-2003 at 11:29 AM.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 08:13 PM   #4
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:)

Yeah pretty messed up but we all got used with it :P
 
Old 10-05-2003, 06:23 AM   #5
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why the captial X in LinuX??? it's just plain Linux...
 
  


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