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Floyd Orr11,723 Points
What is the best easy to use resource for command line?
Hello, there is a lot of great information giving out in this course. I was hoping someone could point me to a easy to use reference for this information that I can use in the future, or is this the type of course I should be taking loads of notes? Thank you.
Victor Domin9,624 Points
I would recommend taking notes (if you're that type of person; I find that taking notes is a way to incorporate another sensory aspect into the learning process and reinforce content).
Now, on Unix-based and Unix-esque systems you can always type '''man (command)''' (without the parenthese) to get the reference page for that command. E.g. '''man ls''' to get the man page for the '''ls''' command. While this is helpful the content is rather indepth and can be overwhelming for us novices. There is also the '''whatis (insert keyword)''' command (also omit parentheses) to get a brief summary of what a command does, but doesn't specify the proper syntax.
Here's a fairly decent list of resources from the Ubuntu forum: [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Links?action=show&redirect=CommandLineResources]
Hope this helps!
Nick Field17,091 Points
Another great method of drilling information into your head is to use Anki cards, so you can create flashcards whenever you learn something new and Anki will test you another day. Taking notes is great to retain information, but by creating Anki cards you can use spaced repetition to test your memory- it's helped me learn a lot of web development content so far!
Check out this article on using them for web development.
Hope that helps :)
Floyd Orr11,723 Points
Thank you Victor. Does anyone else have resources that has helped them out. Links to sites with easy to read command line commands and things like that ?
anthony crowellCourses Plus Student 10,953 Points
Hi Floyd, Hope this helps, it's a cheat sheet of common ones. http://www.cheat-sheets.org/saved-copy/fwunixref.pdf