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List of Unix User Commands


Postby kash03dancer » Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:17 am

If you put in CTRL + C.. you can't forget CTRL + Z :)

If you want to make way for another console application, start the first application, hit CTRL + Z, then type 'bg' without the quotes. This will successfully send the application to the background.

Sometimes, when you send an application to the background, it still outputs to the terminal, and can be a major annoyance. To stop this, let's say we're trying to run a doom 3 dedicated server...

In this example, we send the terminal output to a log file, thereby, making the terminal empty.

The doom 3 executable is called 'doom3-dedicated'.

# ./doom3-dedicated >& doom3server.log &
executes the file
.......tells the application to send output to ...
..........................................^ that file.

Do you want to be able to do lots of things at once, such as mount two cds and copy files from both, all at one time? (I was copying the pak files from D3 to my HDD)

the & symbol can be used two ways in a command line that i am aware of.

The first way, is to use one &.

# mount /data/hdc & mount /data/hdd (&& cp -R /mnt/*.pk4) < dont type the parenthesys part _yet_

What that command did, was mounted the two drives at the same time. Exact same time. So, one & means to do command A & command B at the same time. Now for two &'s.

# cd apache2 && ./configure && make && make install

That command tells the system to wait until the previous command is complete.


Want to find out your device famerate compared to other linux cards?

Go to a console, and type glxgears :) Watch the terminal output!

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Postby Avenge19 » Sun Nov 07, 2004 12:01 pm

In console try "reset" good for starting over without creating a new session.
Also to close to console: Click "setting" tab and set to "alt d" that's what I do it's good. Enjoy :cheers: .
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Postby stlava » Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:23 pm

Here is a usefull cmds i found. this is a placemarker for later posts here.
cmd--- use
top | It displays the system what is running how much cpu it uses.
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Postby OrangeRoot1000 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:51 am

chattr .. change attributes ... used to protect files
dd ... used for bit by bit backup with blank spaces
/etc/init.d/MODULE_NAME START|STOP|RESTART --- if the service name is known the admin rarely needs to reboot.

dmesg ... makes a list of kernel modules that are loaded on your system
grep ... find a certain pattern in text
less ....similar to more but allows backward movement in a file --- *nix considers everything a file
more ...allow forward movement of a file ... pause function if used wih ls
lsusb ... shows usb connections
dpkg ... Debian package manager
apt-get ... Debian way to upgrade, install or remove packages
apt-cache ... shows what is stored in archives of /var
tar -- compression files for *nix
available online: irc.debian.org #oklinux #libranet

apt-get install
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Re: List of Linux User Commands

Postby Jennifervn » Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:53 am

Thanks for your posts. They are really very cool, very wonderful :blink .
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Re: List of Linux User Commands

Postby augie » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:38 am

Jennifervn wrote:Thanks for your posts. They are really very cool, very wonderful :blink .

Welcome aboard Jennifervn. I do hope you learn more from this than I did! :lol:
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