Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Find help for commands, part of Learning Linux Command Line (2016).
- [Voiceover] It you see a veteran Linux user…typing away at the command line…or you see a snippet of bash commands…in a tutorial online, it can seem like memorizing…the ins and outs of commands and options…is the only way to be productive…and understand what's going on.…But everybody starts somewhere…and even experienced command line users…don't memorize everything.…Albert Einstein is credited with saying…he didn't carry certain technical information…in his mind because it was readily available in books.…And as with so much information in programming…and the technical world, it's just not practical…to try to memorize all of the syntax and options…of command line tools.…
Of course, it's important to remember the basics,…but while you're getting started,…you only need to remember a few commands.…The first one is man, which stands for the manual pages.…You can think of the man pages as a technical reference…book for your Linux distribution.…If you know the name of a command…you can find out a wealth of information about what it does,…
This course will establish the foundation for more advanced Linux topics. Find other Linux training courses here.
- What is the Linux command line?
- Writing Linux commands at the prompt
- Finding help for Linux commands
- Editing files and folders
- Configuring user roles and file permissions
- Using pipes to connect commands
- Peeking at files
- Searching and editing text
- Finding disk and system information
- Installing and updating software