Originally posted by Crunch
It's always good to have some kind of guide around... we call those the man pages =) (Sorry if I sound like an asshole, it's just people spend time writing those for a reason.)
I didn't think you sounded like an asshole, if it makes you feel better
What Crunch is trying to say, is that pretty much everything that needs to be thought of, has been thought of when it comes to linux.
The fine folks that create this stuff, realize that you have no friggin idea what the hell you are doing the first time you load a linux box.
So, to accomodate all of the MS brainwashees, they have created extensive
docs included with the system. As Crunch said, they are called man pages.
Best advice I can give is this:
apropos: Command that will list possible commands that correlate to the topic you search for. Ex.
adam@ExMachina:~$ apropos rpm
rpm (8) - RPM Package Manager
rpm2cpio (8) - Extract cpio archive from RPM Package Manager (RPM) package
rpmbuild (8) - Build RPM Package(s)
rpmcache (8) - Cache RPM Package Headers
rpmdeps (8) - Generate RPM Package Dependencies
rpmgraph (8) - Display RPM Package Dependency Graph
Then, to understand the command,
adam@ExMachina:~$ man rpm
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