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Old 10-24-2004, 12:33 PM   #1
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Quick question: Learning commands

Should I memorize all of the commands, if not, the ones that I think are useful to me in the Wiki section of LQ? Or is there any easier way?
Old 10-24-2004, 12:42 PM   #2
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I can remember the commands I use regularly for everything else I refer the internet - this way new commands always get added to my list of regularly used commands.

This is where my journey of the linux shell began


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Old 10-24-2004, 02:56 PM   #3
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I post them on my monitor and when I can remember them,I will take them down.
Old 10-24-2004, 04:10 PM   #4
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I'd say that memorizing all the ( even just the GNU toolkit ) programs and their functions would be a bit excessive. Nevertheless feel free to do so if you'd like. It just doesn't seem like it'd be worth all the trouble.

Unless you have an eidetic memory, in which case it's no trouble at all.

Personally I remember most of the commands I need simply because I use them so often. If there's something you can't remember there's always the internet, "man -k $TOPIC", or some sort of reference book.

I happen to prefer analog references over digital, so my copy of Linux in a Nutshell is quite well worn. The internet suffices for many people though, I'm just an odd computer geek.
Old 10-24-2004, 04:14 PM   #5
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Remembering all that?!

The best method, I find, is learn the commands that your need to learn, as you need them. From there, learn their help menu.. ususally --help..

If you need to perform a certain function and don't feel like tooking it up... learn the 'apropos' command. This is a nice little tool that will list all the command with the type of action you are looking for ... for instance..

apropos file system

This will give you a read out of file system related commands and posibly even show you some cool commands you may not of even been aware of doing/using.

From one newb to another..



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