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If you already know of a PowerTools package that you would like to install, see the section called Installing PowerTools Packages for installation information.
However, due to the large number of PowerTools packages available, it is helpful to be able to search through the package descriptions to find those that meet your requirements.
You can read the contents of the PowerTools CD-ROM from a shell prompt (either in a terminal window or in console mode). First you have to mount the CD-ROM drive.
If your system is not set up to automount the CD-ROM drive when a CD is inserted, place the PowerTools CD in your CD-ROM drive. As root, type the following:
After you have mounted the drive, cd to the mounted CD-ROM directory with the following command:
Finally, type less CONTENTS to view the available applications. The CONTENTS file contains every program on the PowerTools CD-ROM, listed in alphabetical order.
Reading the CONTENTS file on the PowerTools CD-ROM can be a daunting task, considering the sheer number of applications available. Here are a few tricks to find a particular type of program without having to read through all of the descriptions:
If you have trouble using the less command, type man less at a prompt for help.
When you are finished using the PowerTools CD-ROM to install packages, you can remove it from your CD-ROM drive. If you have the CD-ROM mounted in the /mnt/cdrom directory, do the following:
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