Re: Guide / Tools
> This whole thread points out a major problem with using Linux. There is
> no comprehensive, cross referenced, command dictionary anywhere. I have a C
> programming reference that was written by Kernegian and Ritchy way back
> when, which referenced the C commands by function, that I used to live by.
> We need something like this for the Linux / Unix community. I
> think a properly architectured WIKI would be a wonderful idea.
> Unfortunately I don't feel I have the knowledge necessary to start one.
> As an example, if I look up 'System Maintenance' I should get a sub list
> of Aptitude, dpkg, apt-get etc, with a quick blurb on each. A newbe could
> then make a choice of which package the wish to try. I've been using
> Debian linux for over 15 years and am still finding commands that
> are useful. The worst part is that I am loosing commands at about the same
> rate because of only occasional use. It is really frustrating when you
> know there is a command that you used 2 years ago that is exactly what you
> need but can't remember its name.
> Gary R.
This... is really true, and an excellent idea.
The problem is probably also that some commands can be used for more than
one thing, so making category is not so easy.
_ can be used to search a text in a file
_ can be used to search files containing some text
Also, should that wiki be a reference, containing full doc of commands, or
simply a "repertoire" (not sure for the word) which said "cd is used to
One is too long, the other is too short. Another solution would be to add
a short example to the second...