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mikshaw Offline

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Posted: Jan. 31 2006,20:04 QUOTE

That's easier?  "tar -zvf filename" is a single command that gives you a renaming, no extracting, no browsing needed. You still need the original package either way, and you still need to remove them manually...or via script:
tar -zvf filename > filelist
for i in `cat filelist`; do rm /$i ; done

I guess each to his own....if you think doing more work and using unnecessary disk space so you don't have type anything is easier, then yeah....go for it =o)

by the way...I'm writing a package manager for myDSL packages.  I'm expecting to have a useable pm sometime within the next couple of months.  It will let you install packages as a user other than dsl, will backup any files that are overwritten by the package, and will remove the packages for you (*.dsl packages anyway).

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Posted: Feb. 02 2006,19:42 QUOTE

Dear Milkshaw , yes right tar zvf is also easy , as a windows user I define everything as easy wich is not
a  comandline input, honestly I often mistype those ones and got to start again (no secretary around).
A package manager would be great , a big step for the DSL idea , I like the Yast installer , wich lets you
search for keywords and uninstall the selected items ,that would be great for really freeing diskspace,
thank you in advance ;)
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