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Old 05-12-2005, 11:11 PM   #16
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was i right to delete that? i read on the user notes of firefox to delete old firefox dir, and it hink that's the one, and how can i get it to install Oo
Old 05-13-2005, 04:45 AM   #17
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You install in the firefox-installer directory you are in effect installing in the directory that you extracted, so when you delete it you will also delete your version of firefox as well. Install somewhere like /home/username/programs/firefox.
Old 05-13-2005, 06:26 PM   #18
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To execute any command as root, do
su -c 'your-command-here'
For example, to remove all files in the directory /home/user/cruft, do
su -c 'rm -rf /home/user/cruft'
Enter the root password when prompted.

As mentioned above, be *EXTREMELY* careful. If you accidentally insert a space after /home in the above command your entire /home directory will be hosed. Fscked. Gone. Irretrievable.


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