[SATLUG] 10 Linux Commands You Probably Don't Use
brad at shub-internet.org
Thu Apr 24 23:57:50 CDT 2008
On 4/24/08, ed wrote:
> I found this while Stumbling, and thought to share it. Anyone have any
> other 'forgotten' commands?
5. ZZ in vi
6. ^D = logout
7. cd -
8. mkdir -p
9. ^U = delete line
I don't use #1 very much, because it's a Linux-ism and I'm old-school
enough that I didn't learn this one twenty years ago when I was
learning how to do this sort of stuff. So while I've heard of it
before, I just don't use it -- sorry, ps -efl or ps auxww | grep ...
is just wired into my fingers, and there's not much that's likely to
I use #2 and #3 frequently.
#4 was new to me a few months ago, but I have used it a few times
since. This is actually one of the more useful new-to-me things I've
I've been doing #5 for more than twenty years.
I always disable ^D as logout in my terminal sessions (because I
don't want to be logged out accidentally), so I've never
intentionally used this shortcut.
#7 is one I had not heard of before.
I do #8 pretty frequently when I'm copying stuff around or setting up
I had heard of #9 before, but I don't use it. I do use ^W pretty
frequently, at least unless the terminal settings are screwed up and
^W doesn't work.
I use #10 rarely, but I have done it enough over the past twenty-plus
years that I consider myself familiar with it.
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