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Old 12-30-2004, 08:51 AM   #1
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Anywhere to go for helpful commands?


Since I installed Mandrake right from a download, I didn't get much in the way of documentation but have been making my way around without too much searching. Is there anywhere I can go to find a big list of commonly used commands and some easy to understand explations of them?
 
Old 12-30-2004, 09:13 AM   #2
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the best place is man pages

for example run

apropos mount

this will give u list of all man pages that have mount in their description

then
man <man page>

will help u
regards
 
Old 12-30-2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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sometimes those man pages give me nothing I can use. Either that or I'm just an idiot

I went out and bought Running Linux from O'Reilly. It certainly helped me out quite a bit with learning how Linux is structrued and some more "common" commands.

However, google is your friend
 
Old 12-30-2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by cadkins
sometimes those man pages give me nothing I can use. Either that or I'm just an idiot

I went out and bought Running Linux from O'Reilly. It certainly helped me out quite a bit with learning how Linux is structrued and some more "common" commands.

However, google is your friend
have u tried apropos?

mount --help
will give u a very short description of those commands
for full description u should try
man mount


then u should also have a look at
tldp.org

a good linux documentation site

regards
 
Old 12-30-2004, 01:20 PM   #5
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http://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/in...topic=503&st=0
 
Old 12-30-2004, 04:59 PM   #6
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http://www.tldp.org
 
Old 12-30-2004, 05:20 PM   #7
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Yes. Here.
 
Old 12-30-2004, 05:33 PM   #8
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See my newly formed webpage,

http://www.websamba.com/Linux_Docs_Links

Sheng-Chieh
 
  


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