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comment How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”?
...not easier, for those looking for the information. If duplicates are bad enough to be flagged and discouraged, then they are bad enough to be expunged altogether.)
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comment How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”?
@muru: thanks, I appreciate your cooperation. I won't delete my question after all (I really want to, but Gilles says not to, and I owe Gilles big time, so I won't). Sorry for causing you extra work. (That said, I'm glad you posted your answer in the other thread. One of the reasons I oppose the policy of keeping duplicates around is that duplicates dilute the information, make it harder to find contradictions or inconsistencies between answers, and ultimately make it more confusing, i.e. harder, ...
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comment How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”?
@Gilles: fine, but only in deference to you. (It's the least I can do in return for all the help I've received from you, and all your contributions to this site.)
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comment How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”?
As with practically every SE policy, I vehemently disagree with this one, but there's nothing I can do about it, other than not posting at all...
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comment How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”?
Thank you. BTW, as you pointed out in your comment, my question is a duplicate. I would gladly delete my question, but for that I'd need you to delete your answer first. (Ironic that a question that is, essentially, about redundancy among programs would itself be eliminated for being a redundant question.)
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accepted How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”?
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comment How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”?
Thanks, that answers half of my question. How would I find the executable in the package that fulfills the role. E.g., how would I find out that it is /usr/bin/startfluxbox that provides the x-window-manager role in the fluxbox package?
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asked How to find all the available packages (and executables) that can fulfill an “alternative”?
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accepted How to split a string at some non-printable-character delimiter?
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asked How to split a string at some non-printable-character delimiter?
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revised Is there a single documentation page for all the XDG_* environment variables?
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comment Is there a single documentation page for all the XDG_* environment variables?
@Patesh: that page is a good example of what I've been finding; it defines some variables, but most of the XDG_* variables that are (somehow) getting set in my environment are not mentioned in this document.
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asked Is there a single documentation page for all the XDG_* environment variables?
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Jan
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comment How to remove a positional parameter from $@
Thanks. That argument cycling technique is very nice. It has the added bonus that it makes it very easy to inspect the parameter following the current one (since it's just sitting right there in $1). This property came in handy in what I'm doing. Also, thanks for reminding me that the in "$@"; bit at the top of the for loop is unnecessary. It's something I've seen before, but I tend to forget it. Regarding your remark on the Almquist shell, does the do have to appear on the next line, or would for arg; do work too?
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accepted How to remove a positional parameter from $@
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comment How to remove a positional parameter from $@
@cuonglm: I've reverted to the original form of the pseudo code; in my experience, whenever I simplify the picture too much, I get answers that work for the oversimplified case, but not for the actual one.
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