How To Keep A List Of All The Installed Packages In Debian

It can be useful to have a list of installed packages in Debian when using it on multiple PCs or importing it after a fresh install. There is a quick way to do this directly from the Terminal by using the following command : dpkg –get-selections > installedpackages.txt This will export the list of all installed packages and store it in a text file named installedpkgs.txt....

How To Fix Sudo Command Not Found In Debian After A New Install

After a new install of Debian, you may find that sudo won’t be available for updating and installing packages from the command line. Besides that, in Debian, the user by default won’t have any sudo privileges either by to make any changes. Here is how to fix it : First, switch to root using su (using the root password that was set during installation process). su root Having root access,...

How To Install Tixati In Debian

Debian by default doesn’t come with any torrent client installed like Transmission in Linux Mint/Ubuntu.  So Tixati can be a good choice for this and it is available for all Linux platforms including Debian. Here is how : First, download the .deb package (32/64 bit) from Tixati’s download page for Linux. (.deb packages can be installed on any Linux distro that is Debian based.) Once downloaded,...

How To Extract RAR Archives In Debian

Xarchiver the default archive management tool that comes with Debian Stretch won’t open .RAR files as it is a proprietary file format. (An earlier article described how to enable installing non-free software in Debian). So, here is how to extract such archives : First install a tool : unrar-free from the Terminal : sudo apt install unrar-free Once installed, specify the name of RAR archive...

How To Install Non-Free Packages In Debian

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The default installation of Debian doesn’t include proprietary packages or drivers. So after a fresh install, you may experience a lack of hardware functionality because non-free firmware isn’t installed. It can however be changed, here’s how : First, open the Debian repository list using any text editor like nano/vim : sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list Next, add the word non-free...

How To Update Linux Mint In Few Easy Steps

1. Make sure you are online. Click on ‘Menu>Terminal’. 2. Issue the following command in the terminal: sudo apt-get updateEnter your user password when prompted. 3.  The system will check online repositories for new versions of the system files as well as all the installed applications. 4. When done, issue the following command in the terminal: sudo apt-get upgrade 5. The system will...