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Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers Help! Post 14041 by peter.herlihy on Sunday 27th of January 2002 08:04:21 PM
Old 01-27-2002
Try typing

man intro

on the command line. This should give you a baisc overview of the commands that you can use. This may not be available for you depending on your specs. (I'm assuming you don't have a login andme or password required or that you know these).

A few basics would be

pwd (tell me which directory I am in)
ls (list the files and directories in the current directory)
cd <dir name> (change to this diectory).
cd .. (change up one level.

All these are covered in the intro...so try this first.
INTRO(1)						    BSD General Commands Manual 						  INTRO(1)

intro -- introduction to general commands (tools and utilities) DESCRIPTION
Section one of the manual contains most of the commands which comprise the BSD user environment. Some of the commands included in section one are text editors, command shell interpreters, searching and sorting tools, file manipulation commands, system status commands, remote file copy commands, mail commands, compilers and compiler tools, formatted output tools, and line printer commands. All commands set a status value upon exit which may be tested to see if the command completed normally. Traditionally, the value 0 signifies successful completion of the command, while a value >0 indicates an error. Some commands attempt to describe the nature of the failure by using exit codes as defined in sysexits(3), while others simply set the status to an arbitrary value >0 (typically 1). SEE ALSO
apropos(1), man(1), intro(2), intro(3), sysexits(3), intro(4), intro(5), intro(6), intro(7), security(7), intro(8), intro(9) Tutorials in the UNIX User's Manual Supplementary Documents. HISTORY
The intro manual page appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX. BSD
October 21, 2001 BSD

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