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Re: useful commands , anyone to add

Post#16 by aus9 » 15 Dec 2015, 08:11

from a recent post from donald

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grep MemTotal /proc/meminfo

(my result  shows 8G RAM)
MemTotal:        7863792 kB
reveals to members how much total memory detected by LInux

or if you install inxi you can use

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inxi -I

(my result ^^^ thats a capital I for India
Resuming in non X mode: xdpyinfo not found. For package install advice run: inxi --recommends
Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 11 min Memory: 573.5/7679.5MB Init: systemd Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.28

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Re: useful commands , anyone to add

Post#17 by brokenman » 23 Dec 2015, 03:13

Pacman stuff

# Extract only a certain folder from a package
tar -xf ./hunspell-1.3.3-3-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz usr/share/locale

# Install package (with deps) into a folder
mkdir /tmp/froot
pacman -r /tmp/froot/ -b /var/lib/pacman/ -U /path/to/package.pkg.tar.xz

# find all installed packages
ls /var/lib/pacman/local

# List installed package and what it provides
pactree -lu logrotate

# See which package owns a file
pacman -Qo ping

# See which package owns a library
# pacman -S pkgtools
# pkgfile -u

# See what a package installed
pacman -Ql <package name>

# See what packages depend on a certain package
pactree -r grep
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Re: useful commands , anyone to add

Post#18 by aus9 » 15 Jan 2016, 05:55

glxgears edit now a tutorial

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Re: useful commands , anyone to add

Post#19 by ncmprhnsbl » 15 Jan 2016, 22:57

anything wrong with good ole 'free' for memory info? (-h = human readable)

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$ free -h
               total        used        free      shared  buff/cache   available
Mem:           7.8G        747M        6.1G         14M        964M        7.0G
Swap:          9.8G          0B        9.8G
EDiTED (because of my wrongness)
brokenman wrote:# Install package (with deps) into a folder
mkdir /tmp/froot
pacman -r /tmp/froot/ -b /var/lib/pacman/ -U /path/to/package.pkg.tar.xz
this works but there are no entries in the modules' /var/lib/pacman/local
so extra step would be to copy from live mnt/live/memory/changes/var/lib/pacman/local

i've been doing it like this(from stifiling): with a folder of packages with no dep checking

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mkdir -p tmp/froot/var/lib/pacman/local
pacman -Uddr /tmp/froot /path/to/packages/*.pkg.tar.xz
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Re: useful commands , anyone to add

Post#20 by francois » 16 Jan 2016, 01:10

Hijacking the post:

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Re: useful commands , anyone to add

Post#21 by aus9 » 02 Feb 2016, 03:35

Now we are on openrc init system

to check that consolekit is running

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consolekit is a part of the normal (default) boot up services so you can see what is in default by

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(eg output with snips to reduce list)
dbus           [  started  ]
consolekit  [  started  ]
local           [  started  ]
Dynamic Runlevel: hotplugged
Dynamic Runlevel: needed/wanted
Dynamic Runlevel: manual
adding removing services from runlevel etc can be see in this post

this shows us how to start or stop a service ..replace stop with start

Done as root please

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rc-service <service> start

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