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Unformatted text preview: THE ONE PAGE LINUX MANUAL A summary of useful Linux commands Version 3.0 May 1999 [email protected] Starting & Stopping shutdown - h now Shutdown the system now and do not reboot halt Stop all processes - same as above shutdown - r 5 Shutdown the system in 5 minutes and reboot shutdown - r now Shutdown the system now and reboot reboot Stop all processes and then reboot - same as above startx Start the X system Accessing & mounting file systems mount - t iso9660 /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom Mount the device cdrom and call it cdrom under the /mnt directory mount - t msdos /dev/hdd /mnt/ddrive Mount hard disk d as a msdos file system and call it ddrive under the /mnt directory mount - t vfat /dev/hda1 /mnt/cdrive Mount hard disk a as a VFAT file system and call it cdrive under the /mnt directory umount /mnt/cdrom Unmount the cdrom Finding files and text within files find / - name fname Starting with the root directory, look for the file called fname find / - name ” *fname* ” Starting with the root directory, look for the file containing the string fname locate missingfilename Find a file called missingfilename using the locate command - this assumes you have already used the command updatedb (see next) updatedb Create or update the database of files on all file systems attached to the linux root directory which missingfilename Show the subdirectory containing the executable file called missingfilename grep textstringtofind /dir Starting with the directory called dir , look for and list all files containing textstringtofind The X Window System xvidtune Run the X graphics tuning utility XF86Setup Run the X configuration menu with automatic probing of graphics cards Xconfigurator Run another X configuration menu with automatic probing of graphics cards xf86config Run a text based X configuration menu Moving, copying, deleting & viewing files ls - l List files in current directory using long format ls...
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This note was uploaded on 07/18/2011 for the course EE 2120 taught by Professor Aravena during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08