Commands for Guru Wanna-bees
Commands For Guru Wanna-bees
This article is for people who are past newbie stage and ready for
action! For many more Linux commands and help,
please look at our Linux Help page
Also, if you need Basic Commands please click here.
We published this list to benefit ourselves
by having one place to go to for those commands we use most often,
and to give you a list of more advanced commands we know
you will need! So here it is, a list of commands you're going to
need when running your Linux OS. Enjoy!
All of these commands should work from your command
prompt (regardless which shell you're using). And of course, if
they don't work or help you, we appologize way in advance!
du command prints a summary of the
amount of information you have stored in your directories
on the mounted disks.
syntax: du [options] path
ex: du -a /News
-s print the sum of bytes in your directories
-a print a line for each file in your directory
grep command searches text files for a
particular word or string of words.
Very helpful when trying to find that needle in a
haystack, like a particular line in a large log file.
syntax: grep textstring filename(s)
ex: grep century history.text.doc
waste time and energy retyping commands at the prompt.
Instead, use the ! option. To
automatically re-display the last command you typed at
the prompt, type: !! and press enter.
Press again to invoke the command. You can also
automatically re-display a command you typed earlier by
using the ! and the first few letters of
Ex: At the Linux prompt you had typed the command clear,
followed by the command pico, followed by the
command ftp. In order to re-display the clear
command you type: !cl and press enter.
In order to re-display the last command you typed, simply
type: !! . Try it out. Youll find this a time saver
when dealing with long commands. Especially commands like
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