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Ubuntu Server Edition - I'm a Linux command-line noob - How do I browse the net, download an app, and install it?

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Like the subject suggests, I'm almost completely new to command-line linux.  (I know the ls command and some dos commands)

I've used ubuntu desktop edition for a reasonable amount of time, but not the command line server edition.

I want to download subversion and install it on the server.

How do I do this if all I have available to me is a command line interface?

Thank you for your time
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Hi,

If you do not have browser, you may use wget to download.

wget url

for more info on how to use wget please see

http://gentoo-wiki.com/MAN_wget_1

Then you may follow the installation steps of the s/w

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by:nedvis
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You need to install text browser first ( ncurses or text based browser)  such links or lynx so type:
    sudo apt-get install links
or
   sudo apt-get install lynx

Once either of browsers are installed you can simply type:
links  http://www.ubuntu.com
and links text browser will open the page for you.
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BTW , before you start downloading application software from Ubuntu repositories ( their FTP and HTTP servers) you have to run :
sudo apt-get update
in order to obtain latest lists of files available in repositories and sync it with your local listst etc.
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If you want to install enitre graphical user environment such as GNOME you would type:
sudo apt-get install gnome

You'll know how to do the rest.
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by:oxygen_728
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Thanks very much for the help
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by:etank
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If what you are wanting is subversion then you can just do:

sudo aptitude subversion

Most of the time you can find apps you want to install by just doing a:

aptitude search <appname>
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