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HakTip - Linux Terminal 101 - type, which, and apropos

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Published on Jul 13, 2012

Today on HakTip I will be checking out some Linux Terminal like type, which, and apropos.

We have recently covered how to get around in the Linux Terminal filename specifications, how to view history, and file shortcuts. Today we will be looking at how to find out what kind of command are in the linux terminal by using "type". For instance "type ls" shows me ls is an aliased command. The "which" command will show us where these commands exist on the system, but the which command does not work on built in system commands. You can find out more info about it with the help command, by inputting a "--help". There's a program called 'man' that will show you a manual or a 'man page'. You can also search in the man page by looking in specific section by using man command with a section option then term you are looking to find. I am linking to a site that has a good list of the man page organization in the shownotes here. http://www.dataexpedition.com/~sbnobl... . It is all so p

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