A dictionary of Unix commands

Unixes (Unices) are largely consistent – at least that’s been the theory. But if you’ve ever wrestled with the differences between lp and lpr (hint: BSD vs. SystemV) or tried to remember at least the right general command to do something, a reference like this is gold.

That said, Caveat Emptor: this is not an exhaustive guide. It’s a way to prod your memory or help you find something new, which you’ll have to explore and learn in depth on your own. In other words, SOP.

Check it out here:


* * *

How-To Geek’s 8 Deadly Linux Commands

For all my visitors and students interested in Linux, here’s a cautionary article to steer you away from some innocuous-looking commands that will do catastrophic things to your system. This is far from an exhaustive list, but consider just one:

rm -rf /

-for a nasty surprise, if you’re not aware of what it will do. Put a “sudo” in front of that and it’s even better.

See the article at: