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Im pretty new to gentoo and linux. I've emerged some things before and got lucky by typing in the name and it running in a terminal But some other things ...
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    How to run after emerge


    Im pretty new to gentoo and linux. I've emerged some things before and got lucky by typing in the name and it running in a terminal
    But some other things I have emerged won't do that. Is there a way to figure out what the commands are to start certain software. The emerge that I'm having problems with is OpenOffice.
    Thanks for the help
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    For open office, jsut type in
    Code:
    oo------
    in the terminal. The ------ is the process you want. For example,

    Code:
    oowriter
    opens up OpenOffice writer.

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    type oo in the terminal and press the tab key twice, it will show you all commands that have "oo" at the start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by variant
    type oo in the terminal and press the tab key twice, it will show you all commands that have "oo" at the start.
    Thats a neat trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varean
    Quote Originally Posted by variant
    type oo in the terminal and press the tab key twice, it will show you all commands that have "oo" at the start.
    Thats a neat trick.
    do that with every command and some other things and many apps also there is TAB-complete
    P.S. not available in windows.....though most oss(GPL) apps for windows do have it!
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    If it is openoffice 2 beta, I belive the command was s--- instead of oo---

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    there are many other ways as well, you could do an emerge, or a slocate if you are not entirely sure what yoiu are looking for, remember before you do an slocate you shoiuld do a updatedb first. Also, at the end of the emerge it tells yoiu what command it has put in world favorites, and sometimes if it is not in /usr/bin, but in /usr/games/bin it won't run without the path...
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