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Linux Tip: Simplifying Commands

May 19, 2010, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy LaCroix)

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"There are a lot of things that I do to simplify things when using Linux, and I decided that I would start writing about them. First, I'm going to describe a method I use personally to make Linux commands easier to remember. The information here has been tested on Arch and Ubuntu, but should work regardless of what distribution you use. This tip is probably best suited for beginners but perhaps others can benefit as well.

"First, I need to give the usual disclaimer. Most of the tips I will write about in this article and upcoming ones will use shell scripting. I do not profess to be an expert with writing shell scripts, but even with my limited knowledge, I've been able to accomplish some pretty cool things. If there are any errors or improvements I can make, let me know in the comments. Also, be careful. With the wrong terminal commands, you could destroy your entire system. It's a good idea to try shell scripting with a test or virtual system first."

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