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Old 09-26-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
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what's installed?


I have a full installation on Slackware, meaning I did say yes on everything. But now, how can I find what I've installed? I mean, if I wanna use lynx, I just type lynx right? but what if I didn't know there's a lynx installed?

When I use winXP anything appears in the start programs menu, so even if I dunno it's there, I might try it out.... is there such thing on linux command line?

As an example, I recall installing a scheme interpreter, but I can not remember all the names, so I don't really know how to invoke it... is there something like:

find scheme

and tell me all programs related to it?

Thanks a lot

Old 09-26-2004, 07:08 PM   #2
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Slack comes with a lot of software, if you want to take a look at what's installed, just use " #pkgtool " ( in a console as root )
and pick the " view " option. you'll get a list.
then you can get a short info-sheet about the diff. packages by selecting them.

Old 09-29-2004, 03:28 AM   #3
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a few useful commands in slack are:
whereis - if you know what the command is type, whereis [command] and it tells you where the binary, source, and man page is
whatis - if you know the command but do not know what is does type, whatis [command] and it will tell you what it does
find - use it to search for anything. ex; find / -name scheme , use wild cards to make the search broader, find / -name sch*
Also if you just type say "a" at the command line then hit tab twice it will list all commands that start with a


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