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Re: General questions...

Steven Maddox (Architect) wrote in Article <f14sjj$l6k$1@sea.gmane.org>
posted to gmane.linux.debian.user:

> 1) I need a graphical way of searching text files for a string - and
> getting it to replace it (makes for easy re-configuring of files after a
> path change)

krename sounds like what you need, though you might need to use alien and
convert it from an RPM, or compile it yourself.

> 2) Ubuntu had a little graphical app that loaded upon double clicking
> DEB files, it let you install them - what is this app? :D

kpackage, though it's usually easier and faster to fire off a 
sudo dpkg -i <path to package file>
than it is to muck around waiting for kpackage to load.

> 3) I am using the XFCE ubuntu install - does this come with an
> auto-updater, or do I have to install something to get it to do that?

If you're using apt to get packages (and you should), you can update all the
packages that dpkg and apt know about with apt-get update && apt-get
dist-upgrade (though some replace apt-get with aptitude with similar

Paul Johnson
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