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Re: Tips

On Fri, Mar 10, 2000 at 01:09:30AM +0000, David Webster wrote:

At some point I had a Linux Quick Reference. Some remembered extracts

To extract a file with extension .tar.gz or .tgz

tar -xzvf filename
x = extract
z = decompress
v = verbose
f = use the following filename

Likewise for .tar.bz2

tar -xIvf filename

To start a command from an xterm and leave the xterm free
commandname &

where am i?

list a files contents
less filename

Query installed packages
rpm -qa | less

Query files installed in a package
rpm -ql packagename

Query package info
rpm -qi packagename

docs usually in /usr/doc

Quit vi with "Escape : q !"
Quit Emacs with "Ctrl-X,Ctrl-S"

Ctrl-A - goto start of line
Ctrl-E - goto end of line

du - disk used
df - disk free
cal - useful
mc - good console file manager
top - process monitor

ls -l
ls -s (useful ls switches)
ls --color 

Middle mouse button X text cut n paste

su - super user / switch user
locate - look for files

Thats enough for now
George Russell
One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.
                                 Lord of the Rings,     J.R.R.Tolkien
Hey you, what do you see? Something beautiful, something free?
                                 The Beautiful People, Marilyn Manson