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Old 11-12-2003, 08:13 AM   #1
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Question Programs in RH7.2 no longer in RH8


I'm looking for a couple of programs that were available in RH 7.2 that are no longer installed with RH8.

I don't remember their names but -

One was a file finder that searched for files using a wildcard or looked for text within files named via a wildcard.

The other program was a "super user" editor. I believe it was a KDE program but it enabled me to edit files without having to start a terminal session, su and then start the editor program. It just prompted me for the SU password and then opend up the editor window.

Is there anthing like these in RH 8.0, if so what are they called, are they installed or do I have to "upgrade" RH8 or are they available as an RPM that I can download and install?

TIA
 
Old 11-12-2003, 08:18 AM   #2
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Well, the first one sounds like 'grep' to me. grep 'texttofind' *. It is still there. I am not sure when it was added to Redhat, but locate is part of redhat 8.0. In a terminal you enter
locate <all or part of filename>
and it finds all matching files.

The second still exists. It is under Extra's-->System Tools-->File Manager Super User Mode.

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Old 11-12-2003, 08:33 AM   #3
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Found the file search - Right in front of my nose! Search for Files...
Still wondering about the "super editor"
 
Old 11-12-2003, 08:38 AM   #4
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I don't have the one referenced in the comment below.
---- RolledOut stated

>>> The second still exists. It is under Extra's-->System Tools-->File Manager Super User Mode.

----

The only options that I have are:
Configuration Editor
KDE System Guard
KDiskFree
Kernel Tuning and
KOnCD
 
Old 11-13-2003, 09:43 PM   #5
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Dang, under that menu I have 18 different options besides the ones you have. Put this on your
desktop, an icon that executes

kdesu konqueror

Actually, open a console and enter the above to see if you have kdesu.

RO
 
Old 11-14-2003, 06:50 AM   #6
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OK. Now for the $64K questuion. How do I find all the programs that are loaded and what they do. (I took the Load Everything option when I install RH 8.0) and why do you have more than I do (Waaaaaaa)? Was there an option that I missed when I installed that would have created an icon in an appropriate folder for every program that has a GUI?

One feature / function /process that I would love to have is to have gedit startup in su mode without having to open a terminal and then switch to su and then type in gedit. Is there a way to streamline that process?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 09:35 AM   #7
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I don't know. I selected the all option as well. Did you select desktop or workstation? As for the gedit startup as root, alas, that is simply the built in security where you have to enter roots password to become root. You can try
chmod u+s /usr/bin/gedit
but that means that ANYONE who starts gedit has root priviledge. Not a problem if you are the only user of the machine, but it is a security risk. There may also be hooks that prevent sudo on commands. You can try it. Did the
kdesu konqueror
work? If it did, then when you right click on a file and select Open WIth and enter gedit, it is already root and won't prompt for a password.

Finally, if you go to Redhat's website, they have a list of all included RPMs with a brief description of what they are. To see if a program is installed,
locate <progname>

RO
 
Old 11-14-2003, 10:17 AM   #8
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I installed as a server. That probably explains why some things don't show up.

I'm going to use kdesu konqueror. It does what I want.
 
Old 11-14-2003, 10:22 AM   #9
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Like I said in the other thread - simply start the terminal - type su - type your pwd - type gedit...

Remember to close gedit and the terminal window after the editing session...

But boy do I feel stupid for answering a double post!!!! DON'T DO THAT PLEASE!!!!!

I know you asked additional questions in this thread but it still annoys me somewhat.... hope your problem is solved though!
 
Old 11-14-2003, 10:24 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by RolledOat
Finally, if you go to Redhat's website, they have a list of all included RPMs with a brief description of what they are. To see if a program is installed,
locate <progname>

RO
What's the URL for the list of RPMs and brief descriptions? I looked and I wasn't able to find it?
 
Old 11-14-2003, 10:42 AM   #11
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Hmmm, their website has changed. I used to be able to search their site for 8.0 rpm list and it brought up the complete list of include packages (on the older advertising page for 8.0). Now it doesn't come up. I will see if somewhere else on the web lists the entire rpm package list.

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