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Old 06-17-2007, 10:51 PM   #1
smcsw2000
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what programs do I have


I have an AMD64x2 3600mhz processor with 2 gig ram. I had linux installed by the computer shop that made my machine. It seems like I have a lot of applications. But I don't know what most of it really does or if some of them are different versions of the same type of program. Also when trying to install any .tar program, I am missing applications or cannot write to some application. How can I tell What Programs/versions/applications I have? I have su authority but not root authority. I have Archlinux. I have so many questions,but with reading and help from others maybe I can start figuring this out.Thanks for being there and helping.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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Its called a package manager, archlinux, if i remember right, using rpm's for package management, it probably also has a graphical package manager you can look at. Most popular distros have some form of a package manager, which can be used to see whats installed, install new things, remove programs, etc.

Also, don't bother trying to learn all the commands, its common to have thousands of programs, scripts, or some form of executables installed at any given time. Mostly, its just a matter of learning the programs or applications that do what you want.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 11:16 PM   #3
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running # pacman -Q (or pacman -Q |more) will list every package that's installed on your system. if you want more info on any package, you can do pacman -Qi <package-name>. that will tell you all the install information, dependencies, version, and a brief description of what it does. you can usually find out through the desktop, too, like appfinder in xfce4 (or just start opening things in the menu and see what they do ).

when you do su + password, you become root, so i think you do have root authority.
 
Old 06-17-2007, 11:26 PM   #4
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A good place to start is the home page for your Linux:

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Main_Page
 
  


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