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Old 04-19-2009, 12:23 AM   #1
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Where to type in mandriva linux one spring edition?

I am very new to mandriva.By searching the internet I managed to find out how to change my resolution,how to use install and remove programs,and how to update my video drivers.I know how to listen music,how to watch movies,how to surf my PC,and how to use WINE for installing windows software.So I know basic things.
What I donţt know is how to run sh files and others like that.Every program usually tells me how to install it,but I donţt know where to type.I tried run command and konsole,but it doesnt work.Only XFdrake runs on konsole.
Maybe I need to write somewhere else?Im missing something,thats for sure.
Old 04-19-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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Where a command is located determines how you start that command. If a command is installed on your PATH then you only need to enter the name of the command in order to execute it. You can find out if a command is on your PATH by using the which command. For example:

which ls

will tell you if the ls command is in one of the directories on your PATH. You can list your PATH with this command:

echo $PATH

If a command has not been installed in one of the directories in your PATH then you need to enter the full path name of the command in order to execute it. For example:


will execute a command called cheers in the directory called /home/user/commands.

If you don't know where a command called cheers was installed you can find it with this command:

find / -iname "*cheers*"

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