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fatbeaver 04-26-2006 01:37 PM

how do you run a program from terminal?
I know, I know, it such a noob question, but I AM having a problem with this.. I just started using linux a couple days, and I could not figure out how to run a program that I just ./configure, make, make install .... how do you find it? How do you know? I guess my mind and eyes have been overly-exposed by windows OS's.
I successfuly run bittorrent (the command: bittorrent), but not gnome-osd, where should I read about it? INSTALL ? README?

Man .. someone have to help me here. I refuse to give up.

pwc101 04-26-2006 01:41 PM

generally, typing the name of the program will run it (eg firefox for firefox, evolution for evolution etc).

EDIT: a quick browse of the gnome-osd README file gave me this:

Programs/plugins included:

- gnome-osd-client: a simple command-line client interface. See
gnome-osd-client(1) man page for more information.
So i'd try

for that one. for more options, you can try the double tab technique, whereby you type what you know of the command (in this case "gnome"), then hit tab twice, and it should show you a list of possible program names you can execute, which begin with "gnome".

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