Monthly Archives: March 2009

GNU/Linux Command – LOCATE

Can You Trust? – http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/can-you-trust.html locate — Quick search for files Summary : Locate provides a secure way to index and quickly search for files on your system. The index database to make searching faster and file pe…

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GNU/Linux Command – PING

ping — send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts Summary : Packet InterNet Groper uses the ICMP protocol’s mandatory ECHO_REQUEST datagram to get an ICMP ECHO_RESPONSE from a host or gateway to find whether it is alive or not. See http://ftp.arl.mi…

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GNU/Linux Command – NAMEIF

nameif — NAME the network InterFaces based on MAC addresses. Summary : nameif is used to name the network interfaces based on MAC addresses. It is useful, when you have more then one network interfaces/ cards and you want to specify the name (eth…

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GNU/Linux Command – MTOOLS

mtools – Utilities to access DOS disks in Unix Summary : MTools is a public domain collection of tools to allow Unix systems to manipulate DOS files: Read, Write, Delete & Move around files on an DOS file system (Default floppy). Each program atte…

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GNU/Linux Command – WHEREIS

MayaVi – A Free, Cross Platform, Easy to use GUI based scientific data visualizer, written in Python VTK, developed by Dr Prabhu Ramachandran (Ex Co-Ordinator – ILUGC). whereis — Locate the bin, src & man page for a file. Summary : ‘whereis’ loca…

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GNU/Linux Command – UNIQ

uniq — Remove duplicate lines from a SORTED file. Summary : It prints the unique lines in a sorted file. If input is not sorted then, only adjacent duplicate lines are discarded. Create ‘myfile’ with 2 cols of digits for testing. Example: [code] ...

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GNU/Linux Command – RDATE

rdate — Get the time from Remote machine. Summary : RDate connects to a Remote Time Server over a TCP/IP network, print and / or set the system clocl to the time returned by it. The time in remote server should be maintained properly. So that all…

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GNU/Linux Command – ID

id – Print real & effective UIDs and GIDs Summary : It prints the user’s info like user id, group id, user name, etc., Example: [code] $ id -- Print UID, GID, Groups. $ id -r -- Print only the real user ID. $ id -u -- print only the effective user...

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GNU/Linux Command – CDPLAY

cdplay, cdp — Program to Control & Play Audio CDs. Summary : cdplay is a text-mode program for controlling and playing audio CDs. cdp is same as cdplay. But it is an interactive program. It uses the NUM keypad as a control panel to allow you to m…

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GNU/Linux Command – FILE

file — Try to determine the FILE type. Summary : File tests each argument in an attempt to classify it. There are 3 sets of tests, performed in this order: File System Test, Magic Number Test, and Language Test. The File System test is based on e…

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