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Old 03-27-2008, 06:07 PM   #1
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server on debian etch


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i came across on a web server (not a file server) with debian etch installed on it.
a would like to know just how exactly to find out what's the exact distribution on it, and what software is installed?

i don't know the comand line options

tnx so much, in advance
 
Old 03-27-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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hy

i came across on a web server (not a file server) with debian etch installed on it.
a would like to know just how exactly to find out what's the exact distribution on it
not sure what you mean by that? The exact version is Debian Etch, aka Debian 4.0. You can verify this by running the command:

cat /etc/issue

that is a pretty standard command that can be run on just about any linux distribution.

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and what software is installed?
from the command line, you can get a list installed software (on debian-based systems) by running:

dpkg -l

you can also see a list of all software (both installed and uninstalled) by running aptitude. Aptitude's database, however, can only be updated by root or a sudoer (i.e. sudo aptitude), then, once it's loaded, hit the 'u' key to update.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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ok, thanks, i'm new in linux so i didn't even know that.

do you maybe know the answer to the question in the other thread i posted?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...iptraf-631118/

thank u very much.
 
Old 03-28-2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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