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    Default Looking for an old ap

    Back in version 9 something or maybe 10 something was an application called WTF. It took a application file name as an argument and returned a short description of that app. Besides driving Windose users batty it was rather handy in a lot of cases.

    What ever happened to it? Is it still available?

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    Default Re: Looking for an old ap

    Search for "wtf" on Software.openSUSE.org gives:

    wtf
    home:davjam79:console/openSUSE_11.2
    The utility displays the expansion of the acronyms
    specified on the command line.
    The description does not look like yours, are you sure about the app name?

    Manpage here.

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: Looking for an old ap

    montana suse user wrote:
    > returned a short description of that app.


    i don't remember it that way...but, there is a similarly useful
    capability built into Google/Linux <http://www.google.com/linux> ;-)

    a search on most any application, executable or built-in/core
    utilities will return a short description of the app as well as the
    organizational source...most often the first on Google's list, see:

    man http://www.google.com/linux?q=man
    wtf http://www.google.com/linux?q=wtf
    top http://www.google.com/linux?q=top
    atop http://www.google.com/linux?q=atop
    iotop http://www.google.com/linux?q=iotop
    ftp http://www.google.com/linux?q=ftp
    cp http://www.google.com/linux?q=cp
    ..
    ..
    ..
    etc...enjoy ;-)

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    Default Re: Looking for an old ap

    Quote Originally Posted by ghostintheruins View Post
    Search for "wtf" on Software.openSUSE.org gives:



    The description does not look like yours, are you sure about the app name?

    Manpage here.

    Cheers.

    Looking at the man page, it appears to be what I was talking about. I tried using yast to install with no luck. I tried the "One Click" install with no luck. I guess it's time to download the source and try to figure out how to compile and install it that way. I've been putting that off for years, so perhaps it's time. Is there a step by step tutorial someplace that I could use?

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    Default Re: Looking for an old ap

    Quote Originally Posted by montana suse user
    ghostintheruins;2149463 Wrote:
    > Search for "wtf" on 'Software.openSUSE.org'
    > (http://software.opensuse.org/search) gives:
    >
    >
    >
    > The description does not look like yours, are you sure about the app
    > name?
    >
    > Manpage 'here' (http://linux.die.net/man/6/wtf).
    >
    > Cheers.



    Looking at the man page, it appears to be what I was talking about. I
    tried using yast to install with no luck. I tried the "One Click"
    install with no luck. I guess it's time to download the source and try
    to figure out how to compile and install it that way. I've been putting
    that off for years, so perhaps it's time. Is there a step by step
    tutorial someplace that I could use?
    Hi
    Just looked at the source, there is just a binary blob and the acronyms
    database. If you want I can package up for you?

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    Default Re: Looking for an old ap

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis
    Quote Originally Posted by montana suse user
    ghostintheruins;2149463 Wrote:
    > Search for "wtf" on 'Software.openSUSE.org'
    > (http://software.opensuse.org/search) gives:
    >
    >
    >
    > The description does not look like yours, are you sure about the app
    > name?
    >
    > Manpage 'here' (http://linux.die.net/man/6/wtf).
    >
    > Cheers.



    Looking at the man page, it appears to be what I was talking about. I
    tried using yast to install with no luck. I tried the "One Click"
    install with no luck. I guess it's time to download the source and try
    to figure out how to compile and install it that way. I've been putting
    that off for years, so perhaps it's time. Is there a step by step
    tutorial someplace that I could use?
    Hi
    Just looked at the source, there is just a binary blob and the acronyms
    database. If you want I can package up for you?
    Hi
    Found it in the standard install, it's part of bsd-games, just use YaST
    software installer and search on it, or from the command line;
    Code:
    sudo zypper in bsd-games
    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.45-0.1-default
    up 11 days 1:49, 4 users, load average: 0.52, 0.69, 0.54
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    Default Re: Looking for an old ap [RESOLVED]

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Found it in the standard install, it's part of bsd-games, just use YaST
    software installer and search on it, or from the command line;
    Code:
    sudo zypper in bsd-games
    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.45-0.1-default
    up 11 days 1:49, 4 users, load average: 0.52, 0.69, 0.54
    GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - CUDA Driver Version: 190.53
    Done! Thanks so much!

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