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Nov 17, 2003, 08:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)


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"Today is all about tips and tricks from the command line. The only thing they share is that at times they can be useful for life on the CLI-frontier and beyond. Most are exceedingly easy to learn and to use. But as always, be sure and do a man or info on each command covered here to fill in the gaps. The last one takes you a little deeper than we've been before. It will be an initiation of sorts. But don't worry. You can handle it.

"There is a very handy program included in most Linux distributions called more. Like many other things, it came to Linux via BSD. It's used to display the contents of a text file one page at a time, rather than simply dumping the entire file to the terminal. If you recall, that's what the cat command does, and if you need information at the top of a file that's more than a page long, you have to read real fast to get it..."

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