[SATLUG] Running a script in CLI

Wayne Walker wwalker at bybent.com
Fri Jan 11 10:27:39 CST 2008

On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 06:21:48PM -0600, herb cee wrote:
> I can't seem to find a comment on this question:
> If I want to run a script in the CLI that contains lines such as this:
> sudo apt-get install vlc
> and I already have VLC installed should I comment that line out or does it 
> not hurt anything to just run the script as is?
> Thanks
> herb

I would:

dpkg -l vlc > /dev/nul 2>&1 || sudo apt-get install vlc

This will see if it's installed and only run apt-get if it's not already


Wayne Walker

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