[Techtalk] Guide to the command line

Diggy Bell diggy at dbsoftdev.com
Tue Oct 21 21:49:28 EST 2003


You were so close!  LDP has one that I pretty much consider to be my bible
these days.

Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide

Tille did an excellent job of gathering together all the stuff that I just
can't remember.  I've also pointed a few Linux newbies at it and they have
been more than pleased.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary" <mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org>
To: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 9:34 PM
Subject: [Techtalk] Guide to the command line

> Someone in my lab is looking for what he calls "the web page to replace
> Mary". What he seems to mean by this is a reasonably comprehensive guide
> to the names of command line utilities. Anyone know of a page that could
> fill this role?
> What he seems to want:
>  - a page of commands ordered by task somehow ("Commands to archive
>    files: tar; commands to compress files: compress, gzip, bzip2;
>    commands to check disk usage: df;")
> What I'm pretty sure he doesn't want:
>  - a simple introduction to the really basic command line file
>    manipulation stuff (ls, mv, cp, rm)
>  - man pages (they don't tell you the name of the command, they tell you
>    how to use it when you know it)
>  - a introduction to or tutorial on shell scripting
> My Google searches kept turning up pages in the three "undesirable"
> categories, and the LDP seems to only have "simple intro to the basics"
> and "shell scripting" guides.
> Has anyone got any good URLs that they recommend for someone who knows
> their command line basics but has no way of finding out the range of
> command line utilities that are available?
> -Mary
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