ls command

Unix LS Command: 15 Practical Examples

by Ramesh Natarajan on July 13, 2009

Ls Command for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Red Hat, AIX, SUSE, CentOSls – Unix users and sysadmins cannot live without this two letter command. Whether you use it 10 times a day or 100 times a day, knowing the power of ls command can make your command line journey enjoyable.

In this article, let us review 15 practical examples of the mighty ls command.


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.