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Old 01-09-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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IS there any place where I can find detailed lists of all the available CLI commands in linux? Also, do all the Unix commands work in linux?

I was really amazed to see the wide range of commands linux offers...and the way several commands can be catenated to get the result. I am just starting off, and the grep command seems really powerful. Finding relevant stuff seems a breeze. I wonder why Unix never became as widespread and popular as Windows even with this wealth of powerful commands available at the users' disposal.
 
Old 01-09-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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There are many places on the web, just search for "Linux command reference" or "Linux quick reference" and pick your favorite

Start here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_commands
or here:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Linux

BUT it is not guaranteed to have every command available on every Unix or every Linux installation.

Any Unix command should have its equivalent in GNU/Linux, but some have a different syntax or extended functionality.

> I wonder why Unix never became as widespread and
> popular as Windows even with this wealth of powerful
> commands available at the users' disposal.

* sometimes, less is more
* Unix has been very costly until GNU was created
* Unix has been created in a time when the main purpose of a computer was to program on it (and that shows in the fact that some of its utilities are in fact mini-programming-languages), but the purpose has shifted with computers gaining popularity
* You know, Bill Gates&friends had some nifty and insidious tricks available to get people to use their crap
* Unix was quite widespread, and its descendants still are
 
Old 01-09-2007, 10:24 AM   #3
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Here is another linux command site
http://www.linuxcommand.org/index.php

If you like linux audio tutorials try
http://linuxreality.com/
 
Old 01-09-2007, 12:47 PM   #4
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For Linuxcommands see the Alphabetical Directory of Linux Commands at http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/
 
Old 01-10-2007, 08:43 AM   #5
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thanx a lot.
 
Old 01-10-2007, 08:15 PM   #6
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Great tutorial: rute.2038bug.com
 
  


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