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Ten Cool Coreutils Commands

Feb 27, 2009, 16:17 (1 Talkback[s])

"4. stat
Using 'ls -l' will give a lot of information about a file, enough for me at least. If you are a glutten for punishment, you can use the 'stat' command to get more information:

"5. yes
'yes' is one of those strange legacy commands, the most comic featured here. 'yes' prints a string and a newline and then repeats until interrupted.

"As dumb as it sounds, it does have a couple of uses. Firstly, if you want to turn an interactive command into a non-interactive one."

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