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Four Completely Useless Linux Commands

by Ramesh Natarajan on February 2, 2009

Useless Linux Commands
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Like most of you, I’m a command line junkie. There are two advantages of using Linux command line instead of UI. First, you can automate lot of routine activities using command line and your productivity will increase drastically. Second, you’ll learn the internals of a particular feature (for example, configuring NIS) when you configure it using command line, instead of configuring it using UI.

While using command line intensively, following are the 4 Linux commands that I find practically useless.  If you think they are useful, please explain a practical scenario under which you’ll use these commands with examples.


[cd command hacks]This article is part of the ongoing Productivity Tips for Geeks series. cd is one of the most frequently used command during a Unix session. In this article, I’ve provided 6 cd command hacks, which will boost your productivity instantly and make it easier to navigate the directory structure from command line.

15 Examples To Master Linux Command Line History

by Ramesh Natarajan on August 11, 2008

Bash Command Line ImageWhen you are using Linux command line frequently, using the history effectively can be a major productivity boost. In fact, once you have mastered the 15 examples that I’ve provided here, you’ll find using command line more enjoyable and fun.