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Re: email



	Subject: Re: email
	Date: Wed, Nov 15, 2000 at 10:13:07AM -0000

In reply to:debian

Quoting debian(debian-user@event-horizon.org):
> Thanks for that but i am still a little confused. What is the findutils
> package and which file in root/bin do I past in the line you gave.

Learn to use the Debian tools, apt-get, aptitude, apt-cache.
If you type  man apt-get you will get the instructions as to how it is
used.  If you can't get the man page, then you need to install the
man-db package.

root-Deb-Potato:~# apt-cache search man |grep man-db
man-db - Display the on-line manual.

VT1 root-Deb-Potato:~# apt-cache show man-db
Package: man-db
Priority: important
Section: doc
Installed-Size: 738
Maintainer: Fabrizio Polacco <fpolacco@debian.org>
Architecture: i386
Version: 2.3.16-1
Replaces: man, nlsutils
Provides: man, man-browser
Depends: groff (>> 1.15-2) | jgroff (>> 1.15), libc6 (>= 2.1.2), libdb2 (>= 1:2.4.14-7)
Suggests: bsdmainutils
Conflicts: man
Filename: dists/potato/main/binary-i386/doc/man-db_2.3.16-1.deb
Size: 332898
MD5sum: 489f74ee7a13952860b55ea157d81380
Description: Display the on-line manual.
 This package provides the man command. This utility is the primary
 way of examining the on-line help files (manual pages). Other utilities
 provided include the whatis and apropos commands for searching the
 manual page database, the manpath utility for determining the manual
 page search path, and the maintenance utilities mandb, catman and
 zsoelim. This package uses the groff suite of programs to format and
 display the manual pages.

VT1 root-Deb-Potato:# apt-cache search findutils
findutils - utilities for finding files--find, xargs, and locate

VT1 root-Deb-Potato:# apt-cache show findutils
Package: findutils
Essential: yes
Priority: required
Section: base
Installed-Size: 202
Maintainer: Kevin Dalley <kevind@rahul.net>
Architecture: i386
Version: 4.1-40
Pre-Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1.2)
Filename: dists/potato/main/binary-i386/base/findutils_4.1-40.deb
Size: 110180
MD5sum: a59ef9e0000d2ae959fd23df7a4cc0fc
Description: utilities for finding files--find, xargs, and locate
These utilities find files meeting specified criteria and perform
various actions on the files which are found.


> > do the findutils package
> > will get you the updatedb function, it is updated 'nightly'
> > by the anacron scripts.  I use the following in my root/bin directory
> > to update after I upgrade the systen

This is a _file_ which I keep in /root/bin
To run it, after you have made it executeable, you enter   dodb

> > #!/bin/sh
> > # dodb
> > #  Ok lets update the locate database
> >
> > updatedb --prunepaths='/tmp /proc /cdrom /mnt' > /dev/null 2>&1

> I have used the > find / -iname \*Mail-\*
> but still cant find any of the files

In that case you should also install the howto packages

apt-cache search howto
doc-linux-text - Linux HOWTOs, mini-HOWTOs, and FAQs in ASCII format
or 
doc-linux-html - Linux HOWTOs, mini-HOWTOs, and FAQs in HTML format

To get those 2 packages, doc-linux-text and findutils

You use apt-get

# apt-get findutils doc-linux-text (or doc-linux-html)


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