Re: linux newbie
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 10:49:20 +0200
Once upon a time Jonathan Saylor wrote:
> other advice from someone who has used linux for sometime now. linux is
> highly documented on the web and in man pages installed by default are a
> wealth of information, as are info pages. (man <application name> or
> info <application name>).. if you have a question that you feel is a
> simple question or is a "stupid question" you might be able to achive
> your answer faster by using those 2 resources alone. hoped I could be
> somewhat helpful.
As the biggest problem is "How's the name for a specific program for some
purpose" the most important commands need to be told too.
For installed apps, at the terminal use: "apropos search_token"
This command will search trough the descriptions of all installed apps and
will find the app you need.
If no application for some purpose is installed and you don't want to use
the search within synaptic use apt-cache. "apt-cache search_token" This will
list all aplications that have something to do with the search term.
There are some more apps, which will help ... "whatis application" will give
you the short description.
.`_`-'_`. Sebastian Müsch
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