Quick tip on MAN
Not sure if this is helpful, but I certainly don't memorize the alphabet soup of switches, and sometimes the man pages have the best info for a particular task. As lab tests are time sensitive, I'm finding it helpful to spit a man page out, rather than looking at it, try to memorize switches, and continue writing a script. You can redirect the output of MAN to the terminal by using the -P switch:
localhost # man -P cat gzip
localhost # man -P cat partimage
That'll make scrolling back up to double check something quicker and easier.
Last edited by Stephannn; 11-08-2010 at 02:55 PM.