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ggyyree 09-22-2009 05:03 AM

How can I start "Application Browser" from the command line?
 
I use Opensuse 11 with fvwm. How can I start "Application Browser" from the command line?

I want to call Opensuse 11 Application Browser from the command line (terminal). How to do it?

If I want to know how to call every program from the terminal could you please suggest me a book to read?

Thanks. :newbie:

lutusp 09-22-2009 05:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ggyyree (Post 3692616)
I use Opensuse 11 with fvwm. How can I start "Application Browser" from the command line?

I want to call Opensuse 11 Application Browser from the command line (terminal). How to do it?

If I want to know how to call every program from the terminal could you please suggest me a book to read?

Thanks. :newbie:

That's easy:

1. Run the application of interest by whatever means.
2. Look at the output of:

Code:

$ ps -u (username)
The name of the running application will appear in this list.

thorkelljarl 09-22-2009 05:34 AM

Not every command...

You will first have to know how to use linux from the command line. This tutorial may be useful.

http://www.linux.org/lessons/

These are also recommended.

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

http://www.linuxcommand.org/

http://tldp.org/

Linux changes too quickly for there to be many general books as printed works on using linux. There are, however, these.

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596002725/

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596154493

ggyyree 11-04-2009 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lutusp (Post 3692626)
That's easy:

1. Run the application of interest by whatever means.
2. Look at the output of:

Code:

$ ps -u (username)
The name of the running application will appear in this list.

I think you have misundstood my question...

ggyyree 11-04-2009 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thorkelljarl (Post 3692647)
Not every command...

You will first have to know how to use linux from the command line. This tutorial may be useful.

http://www.linux.org/lessons/

These are also recommended.

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

http://www.linuxcommand.org/

http://tldp.org/

Linux changes too quickly for there to be many general books as printed works on using linux. There are, however, these.

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596002725/

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596154493

Thanks!

But I didn't find a solution for my problem.

For example, I want to listen music under linux. Then I want to open Amarok player. I type the following commands,

Code:

amarok &
from the Gnome it is very easy becuase I just click on the Amarok icon; however, under fvwm I can't find any icons at all. So my question is how can I find what command I should type under terminal? Where I can find list of all the available softwares I can use and what are their functionalities?

Than I wondering a 'Application Brower' is what I want. And how can I open it from the terminal? Thanks

ggyyree 11-09-2009 05:09 PM

Any ideas please tell me. Thanks.


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