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I know this is a bit of an odd question but thought I'd try my luck.
I'm completely new to linux and find myself heavily leaning on Gnome for doing everything. By that I mean pointing and clicking instead of learning the various linux commands for use in the terminal. But I find it hard to understand the syntax and all the various different options I need with each command. Is there anyway in which I can learn by example. By that I mean, some kind of log that everytime I maybe move a file around in Gnome or install a rpm or something, that I can see exactly what is being passed to the terminal/kernel. It would just be easier than doing searches for every command and ending up being lazy and just doing it with the mouse. I'm not even sure if this is the way linux even works, but thought I'd post this to see what response I got. Any help what-so-ever would be of great help.
Thanks, do you know of somewhere I could get a list of all the commands to use in the terminal. Something I could print out and use as a reference. or is there a command I can type which will give me a complete list?
You could use google for that There are a lot of tutorials on the web you can start with.
If you press <tab> to complete a command, it will complete as much as possible. When you press <tab> again, it will show you every posibility. When you haven't typed anything, it will ask you whether you want to see all 2000 (?) programs in the path But this also includes gnome-programs, and such.
This also works with file names, and shell variables.
Originally posted by connor Thanks, do you know of somewhere I could get a list of all the commands to use in the terminal. Something I could print out and use as a reference. or is there a command I can type which will give me a complete list?
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
fatgod and cadj have the best sugestions, look in
and do a 'man' on the commands
also though, they seemed to miss
for superuser utilities, however these /sbin commands must be used as root and shoujld not be taken lightly as they could mess up your system if used incorrectly