The following description requires the latest version of the PEAR package manager to be installed.
This chapter shows you how to use the PEAR command line installer.
Always remember that PEAR has a help command:
$ pear help .. list of commands follows ..
Note: Command examples will have a dollar sign $ before each line that is typed. This helps to distinguish input from the output of the PEAR installer.
Note: $ is just an example for a command prompt. Depending on your distribution or personal preferences, your shell might display a username, often combined with the current path: joe:~/some/path>
Help for a command is just as easy to get:
$ pear help <command> $ pear help install .. help for install follows ..