packages and commands..help needed

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by haig1, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. haig1

    haig1 Guest

    Hi,

    How do I know the package which is required to be installed to run a
    specific command?
    For example, the command ifconfig etc...

    Can I find any documentation listing commands under packages?

    Thanks..
     
    haig1, Apr 19, 2006
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  2. haig1

    Bit Twister Guest

    On 19 Apr 2006 14:26:01 -0700, wrote:

    Please read http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    With 300+ distribution of linux we have to give general answers to
    general questions with no information.

    You use your distributions package manager commands.
    The things which comes to mind.

    man (your package manager program name here)

    man -k package
    apropos package

    locate (your package manager program name here)
    anything returned with /doc is a good canidate for cut/paste into your browser.

    for extra points
    man man
    man apropos
    man locate
     
    Bit Twister, Apr 19, 2006
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  3. haig1

    haig1 Guest

    Thank you very much for the reply and sorry as the question was a
    general question. But I am very new to Linux...
     
    haig1, Apr 20, 2006
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  4. haig1

    Bit Twister Guest

    On 19 Apr 2006 18:22:09 -0700, wrote:

    You may want to read these
    http://livinginternet.com/u/ua.htm <--- Advanced Usenet Usage
    http://tgos.org/newbie/rules.html <--- Good Usenet etiquette

    When you reply to a post, you need to leave who you are responing to
    and enough of the post to show what you are responding to.

    Do bookmark this very large, Frequently Asked Questions (faq) search engine
    http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search
    key words(s) in the first box
    *linux* in Newsgroup box. You need to use the two
    asterisks around linux, pick English


    We all start learning somewhere, no need to be sorry.
    We can tell from the questions. If you were to read
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    for this reply, you could have replied with something like

    Sorry, running Mandriva Linux 2006.0 or fc5, or ubuntu 5.10 or,,,,

    Since you are posting through Google, here is a post you might want to
    read this post.

    http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search
    r471g.379136$-ops.be <==== place in Message ID box
     
    Bit Twister, Apr 20, 2006
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