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Linux Newbie Guide: Shortcuts And Commands

Linux Newbie Guide: Shortcuts And Commands
Linux Shortcuts and Commands: Linux Newbie Administrator Guideby Stan and Peter Klimas This is a practical selection of the commands we use most often. Press <Tab> to see the listing of all available command (on your PATH). On my small home system, it says there are 2595 executables on my PATH. Many of these "commands" can be accessed from your favourite GUI front-end (probably KDE or Gnome) by clicking on the right menu or button. Legend:<> = single special or function key on the keyboard. Notes for the UNIX Clueless:1. 7.1 Linux essential shortcuts and sanity commands <Ctrl><Alt><F1>Switch to the first text terminal. <Ctrl><Alt><Fn> (n=1..6) Switch to the nth text terminal. ttyPrint the name of the terminal in which you are typing this command. <Ctrl><Alt><F7>Switch to the first GUI terminal (if X-windows is running on this terminal). <Ctrl><Alt><Fn> (n=7..12) Switch to the nth GUI terminal (if a GUI terminal is running on screen n-1). <ArrowUp>Scroll and edit the command history. . .. .

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