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Old 05-17-2010, 12:19 PM   #1
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For someone who is coming from a Windows\GUI environment and learning Linux, what is the easiest way to remember the commands
 
Old 05-17-2010, 12:26 PM   #2
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Practice. Practice. Practice. Followed closely by cheat sheets.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 12:28 PM   #3
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Use them.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 12:30 PM   #4
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For someone who is coming from a Windows\GUI environment and learning Linux, what is the easiest way to remember the commands
After using them you will memorize them.

Also check out the LinuxCommand tutorial in my sig. It's one of the the best beginners' command line tutorial I've ever come across.
 
Old 05-17-2010, 12:42 PM   #5
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Helps me to think about what they "mean"
cd -> change directory
pwd -> print which directory
ls -> list
mkdir -> make directory
cp -> copy
rm -> remove
and so on. Day to day you don't need that much of commands

-l -> long
-v -> verbose
-vv -> very verbose
-a -> all
-r -> recursive
 
Old 05-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #6
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You can always make your own list of things you come across that are useful, but not every day. Mine has sections like File handling, System information, Job control, etc. Things like pwd and less are soon learned, but those like df and touch will come your way later.

If you want a surprise, try typing yes no in the command line
 
Old 05-17-2010, 01:47 PM   #7
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If you want a surprise, try typing yes no in the command line
Cute!! Turns a laptop into a hand-warmer....

For remembering commands, there is always:
tab-completion: type a few letters and then hit the tab key.

man -k <keyword>
 
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If you want a surprise, try typing yes no in the command line
Cute!! Turns a laptop into a hand-warmer....
If you think that turns a laptop into a good hand warmer, try this:

Code:
yes > /dev/null
Now it's not limited by how fast it can print to the terminal!
 
Old 05-17-2010, 05:13 PM   #9
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http://store.xkcd.com/xkcd/#LinuxCheatShirt
 
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I never remember them.
I remember concepts. Concepts are similar to both. Say for example file move.
If I want to move a file and I forgot then I use search tool to search for move file linux.

man pages are for people that try to remember them but need a little help.
 
  


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