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Some Useful Linux Commands

Some Useful Linux Commands

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some useful linux commands
steve ambler
february 2002

1 introduction
2 shorthand at the command prompt
3 typical dot files
4 useful files
5 important directories
6 important bash shell variables
7 important daemons and startup services
8 window managers
9 alphabetical list of principal commands

10 notes on applications
10.1 mail transfer agents (mtas)
10.2 mail user agents (muas)

10.3 editors
10.4 other
11 some nifty slogans
12 references
1 introduction

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.

this document is work in progress. send suggested
changes and corrections to

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.

2 shorthand at the command prompt

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

current directory when the current directory
is not on the path
7 ../ - parent directory
8~ - home directory
9 $ - typical prompt when logged in as ordinary
10# - typical prompt when logged in as root or

11! - repeat specified command
12!! - repeat previous command

13^^ - repeat previous command with
14& - run a program in background mode
15[tab][tab] - prints a list of all available

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''

17[alt][ctrl][f1] - switch to the first
virtual text console
18[alt][ctrl][fn] - switch to the nth virtual
text console. typically, there are six on a linux
pc system.

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