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Old 08-06-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
Allie
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Missing command


Hello community,
I'm just learning linux and I have a general question. What am I suppose to do when there's missing command in one distro but the commands are available in another distro? Can I just copy the command from one distro to the other and would it work? My guess is that I can't do this. For example, I'm learning all this linux stuff on virtual machines. I have Fedora core 5 and CentOS 5.3. The command lsusb is not available in Fedora but it is available on CentOS. This is just one example, but I've run into this situation many times.
 
Old 08-06-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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Try a current version of Fedora eg v11. FC5 hasn't been updated in yrs...
 
Old 08-06-2009, 12:50 AM   #3
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yum install usbutils
or download the usbutils.i386
 
  


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