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    Post A Guided tour for new Linux command line


    Last year,I wrote an article http://www.giis.co.in/linux_help.html Its more like a guided tour for new command line users.

    I spend quite some time in writing this. I thought about writing part-2 , but lost interest Anyway, if more people find it useful, I'll write part-2 of it!

    Feel free to post your comments!
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    I knew about certain stuff like df and ls and cd but the

    Code:
     who
    Code:
     w
    Code:
    hostname
    were new for me. Bookmarked your page in AntiX iceweasel>fastdial>howtos

    I am always willing to learn what I can when I can. Nice work (I like the web terminal) Lakshmipathi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    were new for me. Bookmarked your page in AntiX iceweasel>fastdial>howtos

    I am always willing to learn what I can when I can. Nice work (I like the web terminal) Lakshmipathi.
    Thanks rokytnji Great to hear its was helpful for you
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    That bit on absolute vs relative paths reminds me of something: symlinks can drive you bonkers. i have to come use this command on a daily basis:

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    readlink -f <path>
    where <path> is just a file or a dir that I want to know it's REAL full path name. try it out on some wily symlink lost in a sea of confusing directories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    Code:
    readlink -f <path>
    where <path> is just a file or a dir that I want to know it's REAL full path name. try it out on some wily symlink lost in a sea of confusing directories.
    thanks atreyu! Sometimes i use readlink but never tried that -f option. Its pretty cool! I'll add it to my list of useful commands.
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