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Old 10-22-2003, 08:51 PM   #1
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Where can I find a list or how-to about Linux prompt commands? Also, I want to install a package from a prompt (like KDE), how do I go about it?
 
Old 10-22-2003, 08:55 PM   #2
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http://www.onlamp.com/linux/cmd/

as far as question number 2. depends on what the installer is and your distro... *.tar.gz (or other archive package) or a binary (like rpm).
 
Old 10-22-2003, 08:58 PM   #3
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yep, tar.gz
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:00 PM   #4
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untar the tarball and usually there's a README or INSTALL text file with install instructions. most of time, from what i've installed from tarballs, it's:

1. cd installer_directory
2. ./configure
3. make
4. su
<enter root password>
5. make install
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:15 PM   #5
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Thanks... but more simple and immediate stuff... like.. how do I change directories?
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:16 PM   #6
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cd </path/directory>
 
Old 10-22-2003, 09:22 PM   #7
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duh @ me...
 
Old 10-22-2003, 10:47 PM   #8
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You can find the basic commands here: http://www.ss64.com/bash/
Check the O'Reilly books Unix in a Nutshell, Linux in a Nutshell, that sort of thing. Do a google, there's plenty out there.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 11:23 PM   #9
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I'm using redhat 9 so i borrowed a book from the library called:

RedHat - Linux Complete Command Reference.

get this....its like 1400 pages!!!!!LOL
 
Old 10-22-2003, 11:39 PM   #10
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Start small and work your way up.
 
  


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