Terminal commands

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  1. Manic Nimrod

    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Any one know a good list of terminal commands for ubuntu?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    "sudo -s" - Super User Mode

    "./configure" - Configure a source to fit your computer to build an App.

    "ifconfig or iwconfig" - Configure and Check the status of your Network devices

    "arecord -l" - List each and every hardware component on your Computer.

    If you want more, visit the UnixToolbox
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    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    I knew you would post , thank you

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    I would give rep but i cant.

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    EDIT: what is super user mode?
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    Teslanaut Well-Known Member

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    Super User mode is sometimes needed to make changes or access certain parts of your system. Its for power users.

    Sometimes you'll be asked to enter it when using apps and stuff.
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    Manic Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Ok cool, thanks again.
  6. SkaterGOD/DOOD23

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    Super user mode is in other words known as root. Giving you full access to your computer via. Command Line which you would not normally get as a regular user logged into the computer.

    A handy list of Linux Terminal commands can be found here also:
    http://www.ss64.com/bash/
  7. Rusty

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    If you read tutorials on whatever you're doing, you'll pick it up as you go. However, there's one essential command you need to know - cd.

    Works in Windows too, it changes directories, eg cd /usr/LULZBOOBIES/Desktop
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    cd ~/
    Change to your home directory. Works from anywhere.


    apt-get install
    Install any package found on the sources.


    sudo >command<
    Run the command as root


    su root
    Login as root


    tar -zxcf
    Untar a package


    ./configure | make | make install | make clean
    Complete command line for configuring, building and installing a source package.
    <3 piping.
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    reboot - Restarts your ipod without the whole having to hold buttons thing
  10. SkaterGOD/DOOD23

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    He's asking for Linux commands, even though you can run reboot on Linux also.

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