Re: User manual: basic commands chapter
"Oliver Elphick" <email@example.com> writes:
> Debian GNU/Linux User's Manual
> Ardo van Rangelrooij<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> version 0.1, 8 December 1997
> If you need to change your path, you should add the new directories to
> the end of the list; the current directory (.) should go last of all.
> The command to use is `export PATH=$PATH:<new_directory>' .
I don't believe in having "." in the PATH at all. Maybe you could
mention something like this:
You may choose not to have the current directory (.) in the path
for security reasons. You can still run programs in the current
directory by typing `./<program>' instead.
Maybe `test' should be mentioned around here? When someone compiles a
"hello world" as `test' and types test to run it, nothing happens.
> If you are running one job and want to run something else in the
> same screen without stopping the first job, you can put the first
> job in the background by typing Ctrl-Z. You can then run other
> commands. If the first job wants to send anything to the screen,
> it will stop and wait. You can bring it forward again and let it
> continue by using the command fg.
When you type Ctrl-Z, the current job stops. To let it start running
again, you need to type `bg'. Then it will stop and wait when it
tries to use the screen. You could say something about how Ctrl-Z
then `bg' is very useful for X Windows programs.
> 5.2.5. Special characters in commands
> & runs the preceding pipeline in the background
Which is the same as running it, typing Ctrl-Z then `bg'.
Reverses the logical exit status of the command or pipeline
Does history expansion based on the following characters.
Carey Evans <*> http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/ gc
% rm * .o
rm: .o: No such file or directory
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