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Old 02-28-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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how to know all app of a distro ?

My question is simple:

How can I know all the tools and app that comes with a distro, for example Debian 6 ?

I can see that linux distros have a lot a small , medium apps (natives like cat, join, paste, etc; and 3rd party like iwconfig, etc=)

So , how can I know what i have with a linux distro ?

I am more instrested in debian 6
Old 02-28-2011, 10:58 PM   #2
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Being an advanced noob, my solution has always been google, the search function in the package manager, and asking "what are some good apps to do this" on forums like this one. The forums choice never failed me.
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If you run Synaptic it'll let you browse and search everything available in the repositories.
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For Debian 6, look at
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