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Feisty feature of the day #33 - Clever Terminal
philbull
So you're following a how-to on the Internet (like I was this morning) and type a command into the Terminal. Whoops! You don't have that program installed on your system. So now you've got to click around Google for a few minutes trying to find out which package provides that command. Bugger.

Why not let Feisty worry about that for you?

The Terminal knows which package each command is found in

That's right folks, the terminal knows which package you should install to make a particular command available. I can't see this feature being massively useful, but it's pretty cool and anything which improves the usability of the terminal gets my vote.

Edit: Looks like this is in Edgy too. Must pay more attention!

It's in edgy too.

At least not by default

(Anonymous)

2007-04-13 06:33 pm (UTC)

I'm running Edgy right now and this functionality is not in my box. Only de error is printed, so if this is in edgy, at least is not enabled by default. Is this enabled by default in Feisty?

Re: At least not by default

philbull

2007-04-13 07:32 pm (UTC)

It seems to be; I didn't install it myself, but the package is there (the package is called command-not-found BTW)

Re: At least not by default

(Anonymous)

2007-04-20 04:18 pm (UTC)

It's not on my Edgy either and I've been keeping up to date :)

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