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Work only with bash and apt-file installed.
When it found an unknow command, it will search for a file named "scribus" (in my example), in a folder named bin and then install the corresponding package.
After installation, it will run the command.
Usefull juste after reinstalling linux and missing lot of package.
This is the first version of the Sublime Text 2 packaging so there might be bugs.
This is a command to be used inside of MS-DOS batch files to check existence of commands as preconditions before actual batch processing can be started. If the command is found, batch script continues execution. If not, a message is printed on screen, script then waits for user pressing a key and exits.
An error message of the command itself is suppressed for clarity purpose.
Like 7172, but much easier.
I used this to mass install a lot of perl stuff. Threw it together because I was feeling *especially* lazy. The 'perl' and the 'module' can be replaced with whatever you like.
Use when aptbackup will not start or you just want to see what's going on.
on a dpkg managed system this PATTERN will help you generate .deb files from source AND remove all the dev libs you had to install. i hate cluttering up my machine with rouge packages and headers.
it would be pretty darn easy on rpm systems as well. i just dont have a rpm managed system to test on right now.
NOTE, you sharp ones will notice that it uninstalls the deb you just made! yeah, but the deb is still there to do with it what you want, like re install it. or you can just grep -v after the diff
Change the APP variable's value to whatever you want to install. Depending on how fast your machine is, you'll want to adjust the value 50 to something else. You might also want to play a different game than Gnometris - just make sure it's a GUI game.
RHEL / CentOS Support 4GB or more RAM ( memory )
The really awesome bash completion in debian seems to be an extra package now, which has to be installed. After sourcing /etc/bash_completion it completes almost everything (package names in apt... etc) :-)
To make this permanent, put something like this in your .bashrc:
if [ -f /etc/bash_completion]; then
The execution of this command will install a LAMP server (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) in a Debian based distribution. For example, in Ubuntu.
this is funny ;)
alias sl="ls" ... is the useful solution, but that's boring ;P and You won't learn to think before You type !
1 rpm -ivh package.rpm
2 yum localinstall package.rpm
3 Edit /etc/yum.conf or repository.repo and change the value of gpgcheck from 1 to 0 (!dangerous)
apt-get is pretty aggressive when it downloads, potentially hogging the bandwidth of your network. The 25 is in KB, change this to your needs.
Running 'cpan Module::Name' will install that module from CPAN. This is a simple way of using a similar command to install a packaged Perl module from a Debian archive using apt-get.
This command install Apache 2 and other utilities on CentOS
This is useful when you want to copy a file and also force a user, a group and a mode for that file.
Note: if you want to move that file instead of copying it, you can use
install -o user -g group -m 755 /path/to/file /path/to/dir/ && rm -f /path/to/file
which will remove the file only if the install command went fine.