Looking for Syntax

Karl Wilbur karl at karlwilbur.net
Wed Sep 14 21:03:53 UTC 2011

I prefer to use aptitude to avoid such issues:

sudo aptitude install rar

Karl Wilbur
karl at karlwilbur.net

On Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 4:54 PM, Geoff Shang <geoff at quitelikely.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Geoff.
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