[SATLUG] 10 Linux Commands You Probably Don't Use

ed horned0wl93 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 23:39:27 CDT 2008


Luis Garza wrote:
> The set, while, read and [ ] are shell built-ins.  
>
> The 'set' can be used to set variables.  The '-x' puts the shell in a debug
> mode; it shows the command that is being executed after all the variables
> and other stuff on the command line have been evaluated.
>
> The 'while' is signifies a while loop.  
> while true_false_command
> do
>   commands
> done
>
> Usually the true_false_command is a test, [ ].  So the brackets, [ ] signify
> a test statement.  
>
> The read can read in a line and be used to set variables.
>
> who am I | read me my_terminal my_date my_login_time my_ip
>
> The variables will be set to each word from the 'who am I' command.
>
> The 'line' command is used to get the first line of the output.
> The 'line' command is found in sh shell but I don't think that it made it
> into bash shell.
>
> If you really want to learn more, may I suggest getting the book UNIX in a
> nutshell.  It lists the commands, their options and examples.
>
> Check out 'expr' !!!
>
>   
I'll get it! Thanx!
Ed
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Luis Garza
> http://luisgarza.com
> luis at luisgarza.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf
> Of ed
> Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:57 PM
> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] 10 Linux Commands You Probably Don't Use
>
> Luis Garza wrote:
>   
>> Yes,  I use them too with :
>> cd -
>> mkdir -p 
>> vi - shift ZZ
>> !! and !s are shell built-ins
>>   
>>     
> ==================
>   
>> So how about these:
>>
>> set -x
>> set  - - -
>> line
>> while read
>> [ ]
>>
>>   
>>     
> Ok...  Since I'm still learning the command line, can you please
> define/interpret these commands?  Thanx!
> Ed
>   
>> Sincerely,
>>
>> Luis Garza
>> http://luisgarza.com
>> luis at luisgarza.com
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On
>>     
> Behalf
>   
>> Of Ernest De Leon
>> Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 4:24 PM
>> To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [SATLUG] 10 Linux Commands You Probably Don't Use
>>
>> watch, CTRL-D, and touch I use all the time
>> the rest I rarely use
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 2:14 PM, ed <horned0wl93 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>   
>>     
>>> Hey folks...
>>>
>>> I found this while Stumbling, and thought to share it.  Anyone have any
>>> other 'forgotten' commands?
>>>
>>> http://www.foogazi.com/2008/03/18/linux-commands-you-probably-dont-use/
>>>
>>> Cheers;
>>> Ed
>>>
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