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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Appendix C. Top 50 Linux Commands and Utilities

  • General guidelines

  • The list

This appendix is not meant to replace the man pages; it does not go into anything resembling the detail available in the man pages. This appendix is designed to give you a feel for the commands and a brief description as to what they do. In most cases there are more parameters that can be used than are shown here.

Most of the descriptions also have examples with them. If these examples aren't self-evident, an explanation is provided. This is not an exhaustive list—there are many more commands that you could use—but these are the most common, and you will find yourself using them over and over again.

If you have problems executing these commands, be warned that some of ...

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