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    Default Need a little help with Terminal...

    I am coming from Kubuntu 10.10, which is a Debian based OS. I am used to going into the terminal and typing sudo apt-get install or sudo apt-get remove to install and remove programs. I know it is the hard way to do it, but I find it gave me more flexibility. So how do I do this in openSUSE 11.3? Or can I even install things through terminal? What is the command? Thanks!
    David

    (PS I know there is YaST but I also want to learn how to use the terminal! Thanks)

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    Default Re: Need a little help with Terminal...

    the command is zypper see man zypper for details.

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    Default Re: Need a little help with Terminal...

    so what do I type if I want to remove open office? zypper remove openoffice? or what?

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    Default Re: Need a little help with Terminal...

    Please see the man pages. It gives all the parameters.

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    Default Re: Need a little help with Terminal...

    Can you give me a link to them? I am new to this so I do not know where to find the man pages... thanks!

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    Default Re: Need a little help with Terminal...

    in a terminal type

    man zypper

    lots to learn about there.

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    Default Re: Need a little help with Terminal...

    Alright Thanks! Last question, how do I get root privelages to install something, it tells me I need Root Privelages to install or remove. What do I do there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentTeddie View Post
    Alright Thanks! Last question, how do I get root privelages to install something, it tells me I need Root Privelages to install or remove. What do I do there?
    Code:
    su -l
    ..........

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    Default Re: Need a little help with Terminal...

    On 03/15/2011 10:06 PM, AgentTeddie wrote:
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    > Alright Thanks! Last question, how do I get root privelages to install
    > something, it tells me I need Root Privelages to install or remove. What
    > do I do there?


    to become root in a terminal, type

    Code:
    su -
    more here:

    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root
    http://tinyurl.com/ydbwssh
    http://tinyurl.com/4nsaqst
    http://tinyurl.com/6ry6yd

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