New to FreeBsd

Mike Jeays mike.jeays at
Mon Jan 3 16:08:26 UTC 2011

On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:16:13 +0200
George George <strangegeorge2 at> wrote:

> I am new to the Free BSD and i have a question on how to install a
> packet.What i have to type to download a python editor?I cant find the right
> packet name.Thank you very much.
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pkg_add -r gedit
will install the gedit package, for example. There are thousands of packages available.
pkg_add -r idle should get you the python interactive development tool.

(Note they are called packages, not packets. They are pre-compiled binaries all ready to be used.)

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