Re: Guide / Tools
On 11/21/2012 03:59 AM, Crypticmofo wrote:
> I'm new to debian and i hang out in the irc channels .. i realize that
> irc is there really for support so i wanted to take my question here ..
> From the more exprienced Debian users can you guys paste or post a list
> of the most common commands that you use
> I already know of the docs like
> And yes most of the manpages
> What i really want are real life uses everyday ie.. do you use a lot of
> dpkg commands do you use a lot of apt or aptitude commands everday
> Also .. in your experience what are good handy tools we should have and
> learn that are a must to be able to navigate / use Debian
As long as your system works you only need to know little tools, e.g.
the aptitude update && aptitude full-upgrade to update your system.
Whenever anything breaks, it is always useful to know how to work on a
terminal-only. And... while using Debian and customizing it, installing
software, changing configuration files, etc. you will learn some tools
automatically. You will find your favourite text-editor and (probably
antoher) terminal-only editor for editing configuration files.
I commonly use these commands and programs:
ls, cp, rm, cd, dd, mkdir, touch, grep, cat, exit,
vim, aptitude, 7z, tar, make, md5sum, mount, ifconfig,
ip ("newer ifconfig", but more difficult IMO), ping,
tail, mv, ln, su, ssh, service, halt
There are certianly more but I do not remember them now. Some of them
might be useful to you, some might be completely useless... it highly
depends on what you usually do.
For the commandline there are also interesting shortcuts, e.g. CTRL-C to
terminate the program that is just running, CTRL-Z to stop a program and
fg to continue it in the foreground or bg to continue it in the background.
For automating/shortening commands, scripts and aliases are also very
useful and time-saving.