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Old 12-15-2004, 11:08 PM   #1
joel b
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how do I start a program I have downloaded?

Using Suse 9.1 - Just installed a bittorrent rpm, everything worked well with Yast but how do I start the program now? there are no icons or anything yet - what step am I missing?

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Old 12-15-2004, 11:39 PM   #2
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what program did you install?

Installing a program does not necessarily mean that it will show in the menu etc like windows does. It will be there but not in the menu.

You will have to run it from a terminal or the "run command" program.

to find out what files are associated with the program you installed type

rpm -ql theProgramName

look for files in the /bin or /sbin directories, these are the binary files (like exe files) and typing these in the command prompt will run the program.
Old 12-16-2004, 01:06 AM   #3
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Yes I agree with Jax8 but I wanted to add one more thing.

In order to run the program from a command line you have to have a correct PATH to the directory where the executable file has been installed.

In most cases it is not a problem since the path is set already there.

Write "set" command in order to see the current settings.



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