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Just a simple [] guy, hacking Perl for fun and profit since way back in the last millenium. You may find me hanging around in the monestary [].

What am I working on right now? Probably the Sprog project [].

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Friday July 04, 2003
04:41 AM

A week of Debian

[ #13247 ]

Well, after a week of using Debian GNU/Linux as my workstation OS, I'd have to say things are going pretty well. I'm used to RedHat's RPM and up2date tools so I've had some adventures getting to grips with the Debian equivalents. Here are some of my findings that may save someone else pain:

  • Search for <pattern> in package names:
    apt-cache search <pattern>
  • Find which (installed) package owns <pathname>:
    dpkg -S <pathname>
  • List all files belonging to <package>:
    dpkg -L <package>
  • And to find which package to install to get a particular file, this link is handy.

Anyhow in between getting a bit of work done, I've managed to get my desktop looking the way I like it. Including installing this applet which gives me a menu of all the hosts I regularly SSH to (and it's written in Perl).

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