msn on linux
jdashiel at shellworld.net
Mon Apr 14 01:46:18 UTC 2008
Actually you can filter out libraries though you'll need to use grep in
combination with apt-cache and less to do that. apt-cache search msn |
grep -v "lib" | less <cr> may shorten the list some, and you could even
add another instance of grep in there with grep -v "graphical" to perhaps
really optimize the list.
On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, Daniel Dalton wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Mar 2008, Tony Baechler wrote:
>> Daniel Dalton wrote:
>> > And are you saying questions like; "Does anyone know of a good whatever
>> > for linux?"
>> > Replacing whatever with what you want is not ok?
>> No, but the great thing about free software is that you can try every
>> different program out there just with "aptitude install whatever." I often
>> install two or three similar programs until I determine what I like and
>> what works for me. If program 1 doesn't work, I go to program 2, etc. If I
>> tried every possible option and have yet to find anything I like, I ask
>> here. Just trying one program is a start but not enough. If you have a
>> good reason why
> Sorry if I sounded agressive. I was trying to say that I had tried tmsnc,
> however, the rest looked like graphical apps to me and libraries.
> But yes I should probably look a little harder next time or search for stuff
> on google to if apt doesn't give me what I want.
> And your right it can't hurt to try lots of different software.
> So sorry about that.
> But I didn't find a message with the line
> apt-cache search msn
> terribly useful since I had stated in my post I did a search through apt so I
> obviously have some idea with apt searches.
> So sorry if my message was a bit abrupt, I didn't intend for that at all.
>> system, that's of course different but I didn't see any of those things in
>> your original post.
> Yes, ok.
>> > > either one, but at least I
>> > bothered to look. As I said, I saw several text
>> > > mode MSN clients in my very brief search and I didn't even look at
>> > So your now saying I didn't bother?
>> No, I'm saying that it's a good start but it didn't go far enough. OK,
>> "aptitude purge x" and "aptitude install y" would have been better in
>> terms of looking.
> Of course. But a lot looked like graphical apps to me like gaim for example.
>> I don't know, maybe it's just me, but it seems to me that if a distro
>> supplies thousands of packages and a good and easy way to search through
>> them, people should try all possible options until they find what they
>> like before giving up. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with asking
>> for help,
>> and of course accessibility is a concern, I'm just saying that looking at
>> one thing and giving up is hardly bothering. Maybe I'm wrong and am being
> Yes your right I should try more and I probably didn't look terribly hard,
> but as I said libraries and stuff that I saw wasn't exactly what I wanted.
> I am now using pebroc and that is working nicely for me.
> (Its not in the repo.)
>> judgmental. I'm sure others will chime in if they disagree with me. If I'm
> Your not. And your correct.
> And yes I will look harder next time.
>> wrong, I'm sorry and I'll either shut up or try to be more helpful in the
> No, most of your replies have been very helpful. I was just a bit disapointed
> with a message containing
> "apt-cache search msn" when I had already done this.
> But yes please continue to help, and I'm sorry if I sounded abrupt and for
> asking instead of looking!
>> future. Obviously Daniel thinks that I'm not being fair from his post and
>> maybe he's right.
> Well I wouldn't say that exactly, but as I said the first message wasn't that
> helpful and I think it should be ok to ask about good applications with
> speakup on this list.
> But your right in saying that you might as well test lots of different
> And I will do this nextime.
> So sorry about not looking and next time I will look for longer.
> And your posts are always helpful even though I may not think so sometimes so
> please continue to help, because 99% of the time you answer the question or
> give the answer the person was looking for.
> And I guess 1% of the time with anyone sometimes there message isn't as
> helpful as the other 99% but that rarely happens.
> So thanks for the help and thanks for all the suggestions.
> And please keep helping because as I said your help is really good And I
> really appreciate it.
> Daniel Dalton
> d.dalton at iinet.net.au
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