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Old 09-01-2004, 12:07 AM   #1
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Run some thing in terminal

Very new to linux, so here is my question. How do I run a program in terminal/command. I'm trying to run so I can download the correct drivers for my radeon 9500.
thanks, brad

and I'm running fedora core 1
Old 09-01-2004, 12:12 AM   #2
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To run a program in terminal, you should just type its name. If its in your path, it will load. If it isn't you must type the entire path to the executable.

You can find program by doing

whereis name-of-the-program

and you will see the entire path.

To run a script ( you can do


But first make sure this script has exec permissions. If it doesn't, set it.

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