[Haifux] The 10th tip?
ohad at lutzky.net
Fri Feb 6 18:43:52 MSK 2009
man -k is also known as "apropos" :)
On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 5:36 PM, Sorana Fraier <sf10095 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would add 2 useful commands:
> ls -at will show the files sorted by time. The newest will appear first.
> The second command that I highly recommend is for those who don't know
> which command to apply. A highly educative learning tool. For instance
> man -k directory will print all the commands related to directory that can
> be applied.
> A partially output of the above command is:
> mdel (1) - delete an MSDOS file mdeltree - recursively
> delete an MSDOS directory and its contents
> mdeltree (1) - recursively delete an MSDOS directory and its
> mdir (1) - display an MSDOS directory
> mdu (1) - display the amount of space occupied by an
> MSDOS directory
> mkdir (2) - create a directory
> mkdir (3p) - make a directory
> mkdirat (2) - create a directory relative to a directory file
> mkdtemp (3) - create a unique temporary directory
> mkfifoat (3) - make a FIFO (named pipe) relative to a
> directory file descriptor
> mkfontdir (1) - create an index of X font files in a directory
> mkfontdir (1x) - create an index of X font files in a directory
> mklost+found (8) - create a lost+found directory on a mounted
> Linux second extended file system
> mknod (3p) - make a directory, a special file, or a regular
> rm (1p) - remove directory entries
> rmdir (2) - delete a directory
> rmdir (3p) - remove a directory
> It doesn't require root permissions.
> On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Yossi Gil <yossi.gil at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I wrote a short "10 tips for beginner Linux users" document (see the
>> attached), but I am missing a 10th tip... So, if you had to add one more
>> tip, which one would that be?
>> Note that I could not add any tips which require root privileges... Also
>> note that out of the 9 I have, 7 are command line specific, 1 is general,
>> and only 1 is GUI related. Any thoughts on a good GUI tip?
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