[Techtalk] Guide to the command line

Brenda Bell k15a-list-linuxchix at theotherbell.com
Wed Oct 22 09:21:55 EST 2003

Quoting Mary <mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org>:

> 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;")

I think what you're describing is called a permuted index.  Someone's
already suggested man -k which the on-line version of such an index.  They
used to include one in the old System V documentation -- it was a great
tool if you didn't know what you were looking for.


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