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Re: Looking for Syntax

On Wed, 14 Sep 2011, RiverWind wrote:

I am looking for specific "sudo" related syntax. Say I want to
install the file compression utility "rar." Now then, the "Apt get
install" doesn't seem to work with my new debian system. I have
either forgotten the proper syntax, or something isn't working or
is missing with this new distro of mine.

'apt-get' is one word with a dash in the middle, not two words. So you want:

sudo apt-get install rar

Error messages are the key to the problem. In this case you should have seen:

sudo: apt: command not found

which tells you that there's no program called "apt".

In future, if you're having a problem and you have an error message, it's helpful to post it.


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