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Old 08-25-2002
Question some commands:

A junior member (F.O.G.) sent a question in about commands, and a member (jaru) responded with a list of commands. His list is great and helps me as well, thank you. However, where and how did raju get this list.

As you can tell I am new this also. I used VMS years ago, and as I remember you could type help and it would give a list of commands and you could go from there. Does Unix have a similar on the fly type list? Smilie
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Old 08-25-2002
Jamin

I just bought a book called Unix Visual Quickstart Guide by Deborah an Eric Ray.

Unix for Dummies was also on the shelf, but this looked better.

There are appendices with commands and flags. The book starts slow, with the beginner in mind. There is at least one formatting error, but other than that it seems to be a good place to start.

Within an hour of bringing it home, I logged on to my ISP via telnet. Pretty cool.

Happy Sunday,

F.O.G.
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Old 08-26-2002
to see the list of commands in unix/linux

hit tab twice after typing in the first letter of the commnad

for ex. a<tab><tab>
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Old 08-26-2002
I am not sure if the solution given by Asif works. Could you please elaborate on ur answer Asif??
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Old 08-26-2002
Not entirely accurate...

Firstly this double tabbing is a bash shell function....which is an auto complete function.... other shells will not work...but may have their own auto -complete.

Also not only will it show you any commands but any files that are execuatble within your PATH or current directory. It will not include any commands that are not in your currect path, this doesnt' mean they don't exist - just that they are not in you path.

So while it is a good idea...and it will give you a large proportion of the commands...it's not explicitly as advertised - so keep that in mind if you use this.
 

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