Sandra Henry-Stocker has been administering Unix systems for more than 30 years. She describes herself as "USL" (Unix as a second language) but remembers enough English to write books and buy groceries. She lives in the mountains in Virginia where, when not working with or writing about Unix, she's chasing the bears away from her bird feeders.
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Our Linux cheat sheet includes some of the most commonly used commands along with brief explanations and examples of what the commands can do.
The Linux compgen command is a bash builtin that's used to provide different varieties of information.
Linux offers a lot of helpful commands for doing math on the command line.
Linux has a lot of options for displaying dates and times -- even for past and future dates. Take a look at how many ways you can elect to view this information.
The arguments and options you use on the command line can make command output easier to use.
The nohup command can allow a long-running process to run to completion even after you log off.
Some simple Linux commands allow you to break up files and reassemble them as needed in order to accommodate size restrictions on file size for storage or email attachments
Linux offers a couple of easy ways to record commands you type so that you can review or rerun them.