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how_to_use_the_command_line_interface_cli [2013/05/12 21:10]
Peter Tesar [H> Listing the Contents of a Directory]
how_to_use_the_command_line_interface_cli [2017/11/11 22:47] (current)
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 Some applications are designed for the GUI desktop however they can be used on the command line in batch (non-interactive) mode. Some applications are designed for the GUI desktop however they can be used on the command line in batch (non-interactive) mode.
  
 +Note: text browser users can find the headings by searching for the pattern "​H>"​.
 ======H> What is the Command Line?====== ======H> What is the Command Line?======
   From the desktop, you can access the command prompt in two ways. Open a desktop terminal window (no login required) or open up to six virtual consoles with ctrl+alt+F1 through ctrl+alt+F6 (login required).   From the desktop, you can access the command prompt in two ways. Open a desktop terminal window (no login required) or open up to six virtual consoles with ctrl+alt+F1 through ctrl+alt+F6 (login required).
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 The first way to install an application.\\ The first way to install an application.\\
 If you try to start '​mutt',​ you might get a message that it is not currently installed. One or more relevant packages may be listed. A package handling utility can install or purge it. Ubuntu uses apt-get:\\ If you try to start '​mutt',​ you might get a message that it is not currently installed. One or more relevant packages may be listed. A package handling utility can install or purge it. Ubuntu uses apt-get:\\
- $ sudo apt-get install mutt+ $ sudo apt-get ​-y install mutt - answer yes to prompts. 
 + 
 +If no package is listed then first query the apt repository:​\\ 
 + $ apt-cache show mutt\\ 
 +If it is there, then use the apt-get install command.
  
 Since the repository may have a newer package, first update before installing:​\\ Since the repository may have a newer package, first update before installing:​\\
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