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Old 05-21-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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command line translator from Windows to Linux


OK,

Iím a Linux newbie with years of DOS through Windows experience. I had a couple of stalled Linux attempts a few years back (early Mandrake, Red Hat); I just didnít have time to sort out the many config. issues. Well Iím older now, (and Linux is wiser) but I still donít have the time to sort out config issues. I loaded SUSE 10.3 on a box the other day and was very excited about how well many (not all) things auto-configured. Most apps (for my uses) are up and working, but others (like wireless PCI cards) still take some work. Fortunately, this site has a lot of qualified, experienced users, and is very helpful to types like me.

My main question is this:

Has anyone taken the time to compile a translation reference from Windows to Linux? What Iím getting at is a tool to quickly get to the Linux version of a Windows function or command. Example: what is the equivalent Linux command for ďipconfigĒ in Windows?

Since Linux is so command line based it seems logical to me that a Windows to Linux language translator would be helpful in winning over experienced Windows users. As a side note, a comprehensive list of Linux commands would be very helpful as well.
Iíve searched this site (and others as well) and have not found anything like this available. Is it out there? If so, can someone point me to it??

TIA for your great support!


FriscoSam
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:00 PM   #2
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google is probably your best bet for "what is the linux version of ipconfig" (actually its ifconfig)

If its any help, you could try installing the unix tools kit onto a windows machine, it lets u run linux commands thru the windows command prompt (to an extent)

Hope this helps
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:01 PM   #3
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also, check the commands link in my sig, its a good place to start
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:06 PM   #4
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Personal bias only: I think translation of any computer language to another would be more trouble than it's worth---I this case, why not bit the bullet and learn BASH.

Good tutorials and other docs: http://tldp.org

For lists of commands, just enter "linux commands" into a Google search.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 03:57 PM   #5
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A 2 second google search ("+linux +windows +commands +comparison") brought up the following page: http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/uni...dos_users.html
I think that's what you're looking for.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 07:35 PM   #6
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See also


http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/linux/
 
Old 05-21-2008, 07:38 PM   #7
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There is a book called Linux in a Nutshell that has a listing of most of the more common commands for Linux along with a description of what they do ect.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 09:17 PM   #8
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In my opinion it is difficult to translate windows commands to Linux ones because the CLI windows offers lacks sooo much. The only translatable commands I can think of are: dir -> ls , cls -> clear!

As for folders thats a little easier:
http://distrogue.blogspot.com/2007/0...ystem-for.html

Also you said wireless didn't autoconfig. Some of the tools you'll want to know for that are: ifconfig, iwconfig, route, ping, nslookup, and a text editor (vi) to edit /etc/resolv.conf
 
Old 05-21-2008, 09:19 PM   #9
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Good suggestions!

Thanks guys (and gals). Lots of good information in these links. I especially found the yolinux site useful for printing out a comparison list.

If I can think my way through the issue in Windows, I'll have a good shot at getting to the solution with the Linux commands.

Thanks again.


FSam
 
Old 05-22-2008, 09:04 AM   #10
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One of the things you'll find about Linux's command line is its power. Unlike DOS batch files, which are pretty much linear, command line scripting in Linux is almost as good as writing your own binaries. I recommend that you read the following (as you have time, because it's looong): http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/
 
  


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