Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I get "broken" commands all the time, nothing will happen, bash will spit out "argument list to long". 2000 arguments dosent sound to bad, about on the border i think. If it does break, all you have to do is break up the command, using "find" together with "xargs" is a good method.
Thanks for the suggestions but I have one more doubt.
In case of "rpm *.rpm" command if one of the rpms fails to install, does the rpm utility rollback/uninstall all the rpms that are already installed before the failed one (such that if not all rpms are installed then there shouldn't be any). If this is the case then we don't have to do clean-up.
But if I use find and xargs then I have to do clean-up my self for already installed rpms. For example in the below command, rpm will process each rpm separately.
find . -name '*.rpm' | xargs rpm -i -v --ignoresize
I want to create a new binary that would take a directory as an argument. Internally, this program would collect the list of files and build an RPM transaction and then tell RPM to process the transaction.
But I am not sure how to do this. I have looked into some info on net but couldn't find the right.
Has anyone looked into programming with RPM or how to use rpm.h interface?