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I'm looking for a couple of programs that were available in RH 7.2 that are no longer installed with RH8.
I don't remember their names but -
One was a file finder that searched for files using a wildcard or looked for text within files named via a wildcard.
The other program was a "super user" editor. I believe it was a KDE program but it enabled me to edit files without having to start a terminal session, su and then start the editor program. It just prompted me for the SU password and then opend up the editor window.
Is there anthing like these in RH 8.0, if so what are they called, are they installed or do I have to "upgrade" RH8 or are they available as an RPM that I can download and install?
Well, the first one sounds like 'grep' to me. grep 'texttofind' *. It is still there. I am not sure when it was added to Redhat, but locate is part of redhat 8.0. In a terminal you enter
locate <all or part of filename>
and it finds all matching files.
The second still exists. It is under Extra's-->System Tools-->File Manager Super User Mode.
OK. Now for the $64K questuion. How do I find all the programs that are loaded and what they do. (I took the Load Everything option when I install RH 8.0) and why do you have more than I do (Waaaaaaa)? Was there an option that I missed when I installed that would have created an icon in an appropriate folder for every program that has a GUI?
One feature / function /process that I would love to have is to have gedit startup in su mode without having to open a terminal and then switch to su and then type in gedit. Is there a way to streamline that process?
I don't know. I selected the all option as well. Did you select desktop or workstation? As for the gedit startup as root, alas, that is simply the built in security where you have to enter roots password to become root. You can try
chmod u+s /usr/bin/gedit
but that means that ANYONE who starts gedit has root priviledge. Not a problem if you are the only user of the machine, but it is a security risk. There may also be hooks that prevent sudo on commands. You can try it. Did the
work? If it did, then when you right click on a file and select Open WIth and enter gedit, it is already root and won't prompt for a password.
Finally, if you go to Redhat's website, they have a list of all included RPMs with a brief description of what they are. To see if a program is installed,
Originally posted by RolledOat Finally, if you go to Redhat's website, they have a list of all included RPMs with a brief description of what they are. To see if a program is installed,
What's the URL for the list of RPMs and brief descriptions? I looked and I wasn't able to find it?
Hmmm, their website has changed. I used to be able to search their site for 8.0 rpm list and it brought up the complete list of include packages (on the older advertising page for 8.0). Now it doesn't come up. I will see if somewhere else on the web lists the entire rpm package list.