August 2nd, 2003, 20:12
I need to find out how to manipulate, administrate and "find" where they are in FreeBSD.

I'm very new to *nix so if you could REALLY water it down SIGNIFICANTLY or point me to brief and easy reads on it I'd appreciate it. :)

August 2nd, 2003, 23:19
/usr/ports/www/apache13/ (web server)
/usr/ports/www/mozilla/ (web browser\)
/usr/ports/ftp/sftp (secure ftp)
/usr/ports/databases/mysql323-server (MySQL. Also, there is version 4.0)

just run 'make install' as root in these directories. Not sure about DBMS support.

August 3rd, 2003, 01:27
what if I log in as root and at the prompt type

/usr [enter]
and it says "access denied"
? :?

August 3rd, 2003, 03:49
cd /usr

August 3rd, 2003, 14:59
Use can use a nice little feature called name completion. Press the 'TAB' button for every <tab> Just do:

cd /u<tab>/po<tab>/dat<tab> <enter>

That should send you to /usr/ports/databases/. Also if you type 'set autolist', it will then set it to show you all the possiblities when the TAB completion has more than one choice.

August 3rd, 2003, 15:01
thanks :)

August 4th, 2003, 15:54
Have you read the FreeBSD Hand book (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/index.html)? As a begineer you will find it very helpful. The hand book covers just about everything from installation, UNIX basics, printing, all the way to system administration. Give it a try most of your questions and doubts will probably be answered there.

Useful links:
FreeBSD.org (http://www.freebsd.org)
Resources for begineers (http://www.freebsd.org/projects/newbies.html)
FreeBSD FAQ (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/index.html)


August 4th, 2003, 16:00
ahhh.. thanks for the link! I will peruse it when I get some time ;)