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tekal
March 15th, 2011, 02:49 PM
Hi,
is it possible to get a list of programs that are installed and startable through the Terminal? For example:

I can open a Terminal and type, kate or mcedit or vim or etc.pp. . So is there a list of all those "Terminal links" ?

Sorry that i have to post it here, but i dont really know what words to search for!

Hippytaff
March 15th, 2011, 02:52 PM
Are you talking about just starting the application, or command line applications (ones thst don't use a GUI)?

tekal
March 15th, 2011, 03:10 PM
No, im talking about this:

A list of all Terminal commands that can start an application (GUI or non GUI, doesn't matter), but not things like ls, sudo, chown etc.(which are system commands).

~Plue
March 15th, 2011, 03:19 PM
you could use
ls /bin/ /usr/bin/ /usr/sbin/ but that would call ls/chown since they too are executable binaries (you could try try removing /bin from the above and it'll remove the basic stuff)

oldos2er
March 15th, 2011, 04:51 PM
A link is something specific on Linux: http://www.thelinuxlink.net/lvlinux/resources/commands/ln.html

Type the first two or three letters of the app you want to run, then press Tab and the shell will show you what's available.