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Old 02-17-2007, 06:10 PM   #1
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Linux Commands


I am sure this has been posted before, but I am looking for a site with almost every single Linux Command. I am new to Linux and would love to have a cheat sheet/site for commands in the terminal window. I have Mandriva 2007 and since I am new please do not try and talk me out of Mandriva because I have tried almost every big name Linux Distro and Mandriva is the one I like. But anyways, does anyone know where I can find a site for Terminal Commands? Thanks for the help in advance!

billymayday that is kind of what I am looking for, but I wish it had an explanation next to what each of them are so I can quickly see what each are.


Thanks wildar. On the bottom of the page I saw Linux Commands PDF and I found what I was looking for.

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Old 02-17-2007, 06:14 PM   #2
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Try

http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/linux/cmd/
 
Old 02-17-2007, 06:16 PM   #3
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A fast google search for "linux commands" returned this result:
http://www.google.com/search?client=...=Google+Search
Is this what you are looking for?
 
Old 02-17-2007, 08:20 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by a_newlinuxguy
I am sure this has been posted before, but I am looking for a site with almost every single Linux Command. I am new to Linux and would love to have a cheat sheet/site for commands in the terminal window. I have Mandriva 2007 and since I am new please do not try and talk me out of Mandriva because I have tried almost every big name Linux Distro and Mandriva is the one I like. But anyways, does anyone know where I can find a site for Terminal Commands? Thanks for the help in advance!

billymayday that is kind of what I am looking for, but I wish it had an explanation next to what each of them are so I can quickly see what each are.


Thanks wildar. On the bottom of the page I saw Linux Commands PDF and I found what I was looking for.
Code:
man -k . | egrep "(1|8)"
Not necessarily all commands, but most likely everything
you have installed, anyway ;}



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P.S.: It's OK to respond to peoples posts. Editing your
initial one will become very confusing for others (and
yourself, no doubt) in no time. :}
 
Old 02-18-2007, 03:19 AM   #5
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almost every single Linux Command
Should you have a Windows background: think of your request as asking for the name of ("almost") every single program that works on Windows. Quite a task, isn't it.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 04:49 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by introuble
Should you have a Windows background: think of your request as asking for the name of ("almost") every single program that works on Windows. Quite a task, isn't it.
I am surprised that it would be that many - after all, to what extent do you mean "every single program that works on Windows" - do you mean "every single program that works on Windows - natively" or "every single program that works on Windows - buggy"

 
Old 02-18-2007, 05:22 AM   #7
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http://www.ss64.com/index.html

Maybe not every single command on the bash shell but a good collection complete with man pages on a much better layout than actually trying to man every command on your terminal screen

I particularly like the fact that for every command, it lists related bash commands and similar windows commands. Thats very useful if you have a moderate experience with windows batch files.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:16 AM   #8
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A key thing to realize about Linux is that, when you "open a command-line window" or "switch to a command-line," you are interacting with a program called a shell.

But, like anything else in Linux/Unix, it's not "the shell" but rather "a shell." You have multiple choices.

Most commonly, the shell you'll be using is called bash. Therefore, when you are looking for help, look for help on "bash."

Also... look for help right here. In my opinion, this is one of the best Linux-oriented websites on the Internet.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 09:41 AM   #9
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Linux command line tips
Treebeard's Unix Cheat Sheet
 
Old 02-18-2007, 11:47 AM   #10
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Code:
man -k . | awk '$2 ~ /1/ || $2 ~ /8/'
Had to modify the line since there's a few programs
that have 1 or 8 in either their name or the description :}



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Old 02-24-2007, 03:03 AM   #11
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This is the only one for you - excellent site with all the answers

#http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/

Linux is great - so stick with it
 
Old 02-24-2007, 05:28 AM   #12
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I think nx5000 supplied the best ones as you don't need to flip through many web pages.
Someone else put up a good one where the bash link is to the page I have in my arsenal. But it is not straight to the point, still have to go to another page.

http://www.ss64.com/bash/index.html
 
Old 03-06-2007, 06:55 AM   #13
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Check out http://www.digilife.be/quickreferences/quickrefs.htm (linux/unix section)
 
Old 03-06-2007, 12:15 PM   #14
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'Linux commands'? So, you mean programs that run _only_ on Linux and no other *nix system?

That's a simple list, namely, er, none (probably).

Quote:
Maybe not every single command on the bash shell
The terminology here is confused. Programs are not 'shell commands', they are simply programs/commands.
'shell commands' are functions that are built into a shell. ls, cat, etc are not 'shell commands'.

Also, since new programs are being developed all the time, a comprehensive list is next to impossible, and will probably be out of date by the time you've downloaded it.
 
Old 03-06-2007, 12:47 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iamnothere
Programs are not 'shell commands', they are simply programs/commands.
'shell commands' are functions that are built into a shell. ls, cat, etc are not 'shell commands'.

You are right of course. Still I think taking things so literally is not really necessary.
After all, linux is not an operating system. It's a kernel used by many GNU operating systems like Suse, Fedora and the like, which are linux-based. Yet one could ask on a forum "How can I do X on linux" or "Is there a program that does Y on linux" and we all understand what one means.

Shell commands (not in the strict sense that you meant it) is often used to refer to programs/utilities which have text-only output and are meant to be run from a shell, and for the most part (not necessarily), programs that are included with the OS and therefore work out of the box.

At least thats how I see it.
 
  


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