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Old 10-24-2013, 01:17 AM   #1
Fahad2
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what are the basic commands of linux ?


Hi everyone..!

I'm new to linux and dedicately want to learn linux,please provide some useful basic commands that often use.

Regards,
Fahad
 
Old 10-24-2013, 01:31 AM   #2
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there are a lot of commands, "some useful basic commands" are:
man, grep, ls, cd ....
you may try to look here: http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Commands
 
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:38 AM   #3
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Hi,

a good starting text is the so called rute boot. See http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz.

HTH,

Evo2.
 
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:06 AM   #4
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Another one: http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
 
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
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Here's the one that helped me the most: http://www.tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/
 
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:03 PM   #6
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Hi, Frank already posted a link I would point to from my LQ's blog page in the first link in my signature(6) I also just bookmarked a good link from chrism01: http://www.linuxtopia.org/

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Old 10-24-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:43 PM   #8
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man ?
 
Old 10-25-2013, 05:00 PM   #9
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Try this as a quick reference always at hand.
 
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:10 PM   #10
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I like
Code:
"free the fish"
 
Old 10-25-2013, 05:23 PM   #11
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cat

or more relevant to "free the fish" 'cat /proc/meminfo'

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:03 PM   #12
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]You just asked a question with endless answers.

Before you ask what are basic commands, ask your self what you are trying to do for starters, then you'll figure out basic commands per task.

Mostly though varry basic.
  • shutdown
  • reboot
  • whoami
  • date
  • man
  • cd
  • sudo
  • su
  • rm
  • mkdir
  • rmdir
  • service
  • vi
  • nano
  • pico
  • top
  • ps
  • free
  • df
  • fdisk
  • less
  • more
  • cat
  • grep
  • ifconfig
  • and many many more

`man` is among the most important

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