some useful linux commands
10 notes on applications
10.1 mail transfer agents (mtas)
10.2 mail user agents (muas)
this is my own summary of useful linux
abbreviations, directories, files, and commands. i
use my own annotations to recall useful options
and arguments that are not necessarily
documented in easy-to-find places. i quite often
call up this file when i can't remember the syntax
of a command that i use often (but not often
enough to remember the syntax!). i also
editorialize on the relative usefulness of different
types of programs.
o'reilly has just published online an alphabetical
list of commands from linux in a nutshell. it is
availablehere. it contains more detailed
explanations of many of the commands listed here.
some of these are specific to the bash shell. i have
not experimented enough with other shells to
know which are common to all shells. see also the
``bash reference card'', ssc (2000), available
4 / - root directory
5 ./ - current directory
6 ./command_name - run a command in the
11! - repeat specified command
12!! - repeat previous command
commands. this is just an example of
autocomplete with no restriction on the first
16x[tab][tab] - prints a list of all available completions for a command, where the beginning is ``x''
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