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Old 10-26-2001, 06:45 AM   #1
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Bash commands not include???


I'm using the RH7.1 distro and when I type (in root) in the console "modprobe ..." or "lsmod ...", there's a message : "Command not found"... ???
What does that mean? These commands aren't installed by default???
THX for help!
Old 10-26-2001, 08:54 AM   #2
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does grep, chown, ls etc.. work?

if so, it'll be your path statement, as those system programs are in /sbin/ which is frequently not on your path, i think if you su to root from a normal user, you still often won't have your path changed totally
Old 10-26-2001, 10:26 AM   #3
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I'll just clarify:

The commands are for system administration and are placed in /sbin or sometimes /usr/sbin.

You can only run programs that you specify the path to, or are in directories that are specified in your $PATH variable.

To change to root and execute root's logon scripts, which should let you run these commands without speficy the path manually use this command:

su -
As you need to be root to make use of those commands anyway there is no point in adding /sbin to your normal user $PATH.
Old 10-26-2001, 07:52 PM   #4
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Thumbs up Commands OK!

Hi guys!

To answer to Acid_Kewpie: the "grep", "ls", "chown" commands work with $user but "lsmod" and "modprobe" don't...
Anyway, with the root "su -" user, these two commands work great!
THX for help guys !!!
Old 10-26-2001, 10:51 PM   #5
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Check out whether you have 'slocate' on your system or not, it keeps a database of all files on your system once you run the correct command (usually 'updatedb'). I use it pretty much constantly if I have to find a file.


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