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Install and run when a command is not found

Terminal - Install and run when a command is not found
function command_not_found_handle(){ apt-get install $( apt-file search "$1" | grep bin | grep -w "$1" | head -n1 | cut -d ':' -f 1 ) && $* ; }
2011-04-06 19:58:32
User: Juluan
Functions: cut grep head install
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Install and run when a command is not found

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.

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Automatic installing sounds extremely dangerous to me.

Comment by houghi 189 weeks and 3 days ago

it still ask for the agrement

but search and asking for installing or not

Comment by Juluan 189 weeks and 3 days ago

dont work for non-root users

Comment by kuhkatz 189 weeks and 3 days ago

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