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Old 05-25-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
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help with bash commands


hi,

i am very new to linux,
and i currently i'm stuck with Bash,
as i can't get X running yet.

where can i find a list of all Bash commands?
i've been browsing around, but can't find a list.

and with the ls command,
i can't make it show me all,
it shows the contents of the directory,
but it just goes to the bottom, i can't see all of it
if the contents of the directory are bigger then what LS can put on my screen. how do i make it like stop after each full page, so i can browse the contents, and then when done, just press a button or something and see the next fullpage up until the entire list is done.

anybody that can help me with this?
 
Old 05-25-2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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You can pipe the output of ls to less (i.e. "ls | less") and you'll be able to scroll using the arrow keys, or use Page Up/Down.

If you want Bash built-ins, you can probably find them in the Bash man page ("man bash"). For command line programs in general, personally I'm not aware of an entire list.

Last edited by Nylex; 05-25-2008 at 10:27 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 10:27 AM   #3
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You can find a list here with brief descriptions about each command. If you want to learn more about a command, ls for example, you'd run..

Code:
man ls
and it display the manual page for ls.

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Old 05-25-2008, 10:30 AM   #4
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thank you guys,

yes i read the ls manual pages.
but couldn't find what i was looking for.

this is the first time i ever installed linux
and that went all good, but then i was faced with a command line
i found out on www.slackware.com that it's bash,
and how to get into the manual pages and i found a few basic commands.
but i couldn't find what i needed to know in the manual pages.

thanks again
 
Old 05-25-2008, 10:32 AM   #5
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What do you need to know?
 
Old 05-25-2008, 11:01 AM   #6
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the questions i had are already answered.

thank you a lot people.
 
Old 05-25-2008, 06:27 PM   #7
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These are good tutorials:

Bash specific:
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

Linux:
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
  


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