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Old 02-21-2002, 09:33 PM   #1
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command line


Im feeling realy confortable with the various window managers, now I want to start learning linux commands. Where can I find a list of common one? What is the best way to go about this?
 
Old 02-21-2002, 10:17 PM   #2
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Get a book on linux or search on www.google.com for linux commands. There are alot of websites out there that have the basic commands and how to use them.
 
Old 02-21-2002, 10:41 PM   #3
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also read the man pages.. best source you can have for commands and they come standard on all or most linux distro's
 
Old 02-21-2002, 11:06 PM   #4
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Yeah, what tricky said....do "man man" first and read how to use the man command, then just do "man #whatever#" to read the entry on that command/program.
 
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And if you want to see how many chapters in that book, do an "ls /usr/man/man1" and see just how many commands there are (that have man pages). This section of the man pages (man1) is just the programs that can be run from the command line.

RTFMP :-)
 
Old 02-22-2002, 12:06 AM   #6
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Thanks for the quick replies. This is a great forum. Thanks for not mocking us clueless newbies.
 
Old 02-22-2002, 12:26 AM   #7
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Pay it forward...
 
Old 02-22-2002, 12:35 AM   #8
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I was a newbie once
 
Old 02-22-2002, 12:50 AM   #9
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One more tidbit about man pages. "man -k" will do a search of man page headers by keyword. So you are doing something with your network and you know there is a command that you have used but you can't remember the name of it. Do "man -k network" and see what you get. Try route, address; you get the idea.

But then you knew that if you did a "man man" like Aussie said.
 
  


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