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Old 10-26-2007, 11:40 AM   #1
zambonibutt
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Learning commands for CLI in Ubuntu Gutsy


Hi folks,
I installed Gutsy Ubuntu last weekend, and want to learn the commands for the CLI, but I would like to know how many other distro's and *nix variants those commands will work in, before I invest time in memorizing them. Is there a list somewhere of the most common commands for Terminal and what flavours they will work in?
 
Old 10-26-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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Most Linux distros use BASH by default---this is a very common shell and your time will not be wasted.

I would start with "Bash Guide for Beginners"--free at http://tldp.org

In a terminal, type "info coreutils"**. This gets you a synopsis of some more common commands. Another good trick is "man -k <keyword>" For example, "man -k file" give you all the commands relating to files.

**You might have to install the "info" utility using your package manager (Adept or Synaptic)
 
Old 10-26-2007, 11:53 AM   #3
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Thanks so much, that is exactly what I was looking for!
 
  


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