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Old 07-05-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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Where are downloaded update files?

Hey all! Newbie with Linux. Got a new netbook with it on it. So far so good.

When I first booted the computer up it downloaded a bunch of update files. I don't want most of the files and can't find them to delete them.

So what I would like to know is where does Linux save these files???

Help, please!!!!

Old 07-05-2009, 08:20 PM   #2
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Hi, Welcome to LQ!

LQ has a fantastic search function, with over 3 million posts to search, may save you time waiting for an answer to a popular question. ;-)

Firstly, How to ask a question?

You will need to describe you os and distribution of gnu/linux.


uname -a

at a prompt and type on of these lines to find out....

commands for knowing which linux is running

lsb_release -a
cat /etc/redhat-release
ls /etc | grep release

cat /etc/*release*
cat /etc/*version*

cat /etc/issue
Post this info with your reply, someone will be able to help you.

Cheers, Glenn


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