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Old 08-05-2002, 12:52 AM   #1
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using .rpm files

i just downloaded an instant messager and it end with a .rpm how do u use/install this?
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rpm -i packagename
And you have it installed. If it's a GUI program for your distro, it will probably be added to your menus. In other case try t run it manually from console and then create a menu entry.
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to find out how to use commands in linux, go to the command prompt and type:

man command
eg. in your case, it's rpm so type:
man rpm

you get some info on how to use the command. to quit from the info page(or more specifically, it's called the man page), press the "Q" key
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to learn how to use man, type:

man man


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