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Re: Who can tell me what does this mean?



It's a "recipe". You have to replace "path to rpm" by the
actual path to VMware-player-2.0.0-45731.i386.rpm.
In detail:

su -c
runs the command as enquoted as root. You will be prompted
for the root password. The command itself is rpm (install/
update etc.), the switches -Uvh mean:
-U: Upgrade
-v: verbose
-h: hash, i.e. print 50 hash marks while unpacking
 VMware-player-2.0.0-45731.i386.rpm.

The remaining part of the rpm command is path and *.rpm
for the upgrade. Installing/Upgrading, in general,
demands for root rights.

Joerg

Am 14.07.2009 20:12, schrieb Nathan Huang:
Hi guys
who can tell me what does this syntax mean?

su -c 'rpm -Uvh /path to rpm/VMware-player-2.0.0-45731.i386.rpm'


thanks
nathan




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