Talk:UNIX commands

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Wouldn't the example be better off with a

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format? I think it would take up less space and be easier to read.

Malakhi: Unless anyone disagrees in the next day or so, I plan on combining this page and the Fundamental_Unix_Commands page in the near future. They seem to be essentially duplicate topics that would be better served with a single page (and a healthy dose of organization). Thoughts anyone?

I agree -- Scjessey 05:30, 25 Apr 2005 (PDT)


Looks like I created a bit of a mess when I tried to correct capitalization by moving Unix Commands to UNIX commands.

(cur) (last)  07:40, 26 Apr 2005 Ryan Berdeen (Unix Commands moved to Unix commands)

Any suggestions? Ryan 03:14, 26 Apr 2005 (PDT)

I'm not quite sure I understand what you're asking, but here's what I think you're looking for: Unfortunately, (IIRC) MediaWiki software only supports capitalization of the first letter of a word (it keeps duplicate arcticle from abounding, like UNIX, Unix, UnIx uNIX, etc.). The standard practice on Wikipedia is to just clarify the appropriate title in the article's introduction (ie UNIX is appropriate, not Unix). And I agree with your implementation of the first word cap only thing. It's been a long standing rule of style on Wikipedia that I like. Malakhi 05:12, 26 Apr 2005 (PDT)

MediaWiki does support capitalization of more than the first letter (see Wikipedia:EBay it's just the the first letter must be capitalized. However, moving from Unix commands to UNIX commands didn't seem to work. As is stands, UNIX commands redirects to Unix commands; it is a seperate page. I'm considering manually moving the content, but I don't want to destroy the history. Ryan 12:37, 26 Apr 2005 (PDT)

It's not like "UNIX" is better or more correct than "Unix". In fact, both Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan have lamented that the incorrect uppercase spelling crept into so many places, IIRC. User:Era 2006-04-20

su command?

question: is it by design that i can't su to another unux user thats under my account? i'd like to be able to. -- rlb

It works for me as long as it's a Shell user and I remember the name and password correctly. -- 0-0 15:22, 28 Nov 2006 (PST)
Well, blow me over. I swear i'd tried it 50 times in the past, but now no problem. Handy. Cheers, -- rlb 18:32, 28 Nov 2006 (PST)

rename filename with special characters

To rename a file or folder with special characters in it:

 mv 'file name*' file_name
 mv file\ name\* toto

If your file begin with a dash ( - ) this is a little bit more tricky, you need to use ./

 mv ./-file-name- file-name

kshrc / bashrc

Are we allowed to edit our profile so that when I login via SSH i don't have to type "stty erase ^H"? I edited .bash_profile, but it doesn't load on startup...any ideas?