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Old 01-26-2008, 05:36 PM   #31
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true

my only hesitation with the CL is having to type in long commands, because im lazy! and after that one can get around future inconvieniences with bash history, scripts, etc.
Aliases and functions are you best friends.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 06:16 AM   #32
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Well, of course the CLI is logical and easy to use!

The first time you get there you panic and write: help. After that you get a list of commands and type "help command" or "command --help" and get a list of the basic functions. Easy as that guys!
 
Old 01-30-2008, 12:04 PM   #33
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Hey, I never knew there was a 'help' command ... that's funny and convenient, if only I had though to type it.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 02:28 PM   #34
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Hey, I never knew there was a 'help' command ... that's funny and convenient, if only I had though to type it.
Try 'help help'.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 02:41 PM   #35
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I've never seen it mentioned anywhere ever that there is a 'help' command. I guess it's not intuitive enough for new users so most documentation ignores it or something...very strange.

onebuck, I prefer `man man`.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 03:04 PM   #36
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onebuck, I prefer `man man`.
Been a very long time since I checked but "man woman" used to be quite interesting (at least under FreeBSD).
 
Old 01-30-2008, 03:28 PM   #37
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Help was first command when teaching DOS, so it is intuitive for some type of people.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 06:22 PM   #38
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Hi,

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I've never seen it mentioned anywhere ever that there is a 'help' command. I guess it's not intuitive enough for new users so most documentation ignores it or something...very strange.

onebuck, I prefer `man man`.
Quote:
:~# help help
help: help [-s] [pattern ...]
Display helpful information about builtin commands. If PATTERN is
specified, gives detailed help on all commands matching PATTERN,
otherwise a list of the builtins is printed. The -s option
restricts the output for each builtin command matching PATTERN to
a short usage synopsis.
I think the 'help help' is helpful.

Where 'man -h' is a good reference.
 
  


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