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Top 10 Yoda tips for the Linux command line

20 November,2019 by Rambler

Master these Linux commands and you will feel the Force or become the Linux Yoda . (or even just your job done more efficiently)

I don't know anything about myprogram - how can I find out? 

10 "info myprogram"
9 "man myprogram"

How can I find myprogram ?

"locate -i foo"
7  "whereis foo"

How can I view myprogram ?

"less foo"
"emacs foo"

How can I view the program's help ? This applies to most programs

4  myprogram "-h" or "--help" .

How can I navigate further into a directory?

3 "cd ./mydirectory"

How can I navigate further up into a directory?

2  "cd ../"

How can I list the items into a directory?

1  "ls"

How can I become more zen with my Linux system?

Read everything on the Linux system. Think of the Linux system as a giant library

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