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Old 11-27-2003, 03:25 AM   #1
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Exclamation BADLY NEEDED! comprehensive list of (suse) bash commands

Is there anywhere a ny kind of list of Linux bash commands that work for SuSe?
Please help!
Old 11-27-2003, 04:05 AM   #2
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Are you seeking help using the bash shell itself, or in knowing which programs you can execute from the command line? For bash-specific help, there are many beginners guides out there (google is your friend). To see which programs are available on your system, simply look in /usr/bin/, /bin/, /sbin/, /usr/sbin.
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that may help a little. There are no real "bash suse" commands. Bash commands transfer to all systems that use bash.

For more in depth information, you can try 'info coreutils' on the command line. Use 'q' to exit, enter to select items marked with :: (double colons), arrow keys to move, 'u' to move up a level, 'p' to move to the previous chapter, and 'n' to move to the next chapter. That should give you enough movement ability to find what you need. For more information on other programs/commands, type 'info' all by itself, and you'll get a list of almost everything on your system.
Old 01-06-2006, 02:39 AM   #4
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Open an x terminal and hit tab twice.
Fri Jan 06 03:34 AM piper@uilleann ~ $
Display all 2667 possibilities? (y or n)y
When you find the command you wish to investigate, try these commands:

man <command>
info <command>

A good man is easy to find and info isn't much harder...
Old 01-06-2006, 09:22 PM   #5
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The bash commands should be similiar to other distros.
A list is at
-> Console Commands
-> introduction or -> references

Old 01-06-2006, 09:38 PM   #6
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All you ever wanted to know about bash but were afraid to ask...

What's all this bash command stuff mean?
# Bash shell commands
Command Reference NHF
O'Reilly Directory of Linux Commands
# Handy bash commands I might use or ask a newbie to use:
# Find CPU specifications
cat /proc/cpuinfo
# Find running kernel version
uname -r
# What modules are loaded
cat /proc/modules
# What compiler version do I have installed
gcc -v
gcc --version
# What is the running kernel and compiler installed
cat /proc/version
# Find X server version
X -showconfig
# What pci cards are installed and what irq/port is used
cat /proc/pci
# What kernel modules are loaded
# Memory and swap information
cat /proc/meminfo
An article: Tips for Optimizing Linux Memory
# How are the hard drives partitioned
fdisk -l
# How much free/used drive space
df -h
# What drives are mounted
# How much used drive space in a directory
du -sh /path/to/directory
# Show disk usage by current directory and all subdirectories
du | less
# What is the distribution
cat /etc/.product
cat /etc/.issue
cat /etc/issue
cat /etc/
# For finding or locating files
locate (updatedb needs to be run first)
# Use dmesg to view the kernel ring buffer (error messages)
dmesg | less
# Watch error messages as they happen (sysklog needed)
as root, tail -f /var/log/messages (shows last 10 lines, use a number in front of f for more lines)
# What processes are running
ps -A
# Find a process by name
ps -ef | grep -i <plain text>
For example, XCDroast
ps -ef xcdroast
# See current environment list, or redirect to file
env | more
env > environmentvariablelist.txt
# Show current userid and assigned groups
# See all command aliases for the current user
# See rpms installed on current system
rpmquery --all | less
rpmquery --all > <filename>
rpmquery --all | grep -i <plaintext>
Autospec for tarballs
RPM tools
# What directory am I using
# Get ls colors in less
ls --color=always | less -R
BASH Programming - Introduction HOW-TO
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide

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