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Old 07-15-2003, 07:18 PM   #1
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Exclamation insmod command ...........?

hi guys , please welcome me to the forum

guys plz i wanted to ask three questions :
1- what is the (insmod) command, and is it a bash command, or what do u call it ?

2- what is the difference between a Script and a Module ??

3- what is the extension of the excutable file in Linux (i mean what is the extension corresponding to .EXE in Windows)
and do games and stuff like use it , or does linux only handles sources ?

sorry for the Dumb questions, but this is supposed to be a newbie forum
Old 07-15-2003, 09:20 PM   #2
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1. What is the insmod command? (do a "man insmod" and find out), it's more like a command line client program.. yea

2. They're totally different. a script is a program and a module is like a driver.

3. There are no extensions in linux, it's the same to run a foo.blah or, the extension dosn't matter.
Old 07-16-2003, 02:18 AM   #3
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1. the "insmod" I think should be the acronym for "insert module". When you install a driver for let's say your modem, you probably need this command. (but not all driver needs this)
Old 07-16-2003, 03:41 AM   #4
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thanx guys for the replies u've been helpfull

but i want one more question
if i want to run a program in linux, it will be a script or what
for example a tetris game, an how can i run it ?

sorry it seems so dumb


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