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Terminal help please.
« on: May 07, 2013, 11:22:37 am »
Where can I find documentation that explains the different commands available in terminal mode?

bigpaws

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Re: Terminal help please.
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 12:28:01 pm »
If your shell is bash, then this will get you started.

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html

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Re: Terminal help please.
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 05:09:18 pm »
"man bash"  will get you started. In there, you'll see a section entitled "SHELL BUILTIN COMMANDS". Help for commands listed in this section can also be had without opening the manual page, just do "help <command>", but of course you'd have to know the name of the command first.

All of which is not all that helpful, so I looked further online.  I just happened to guess an effective search term right out of the box: Guide to Linux command line.

The first result from the search site I use actually is fairly helpful:
http://www.linuxguide.it/command_line/linux_command_line-c1_en.html
Be sure to check the pulldown-menu at the top of the list for subjects. Also, on the left side, very near the top, there's a link to download an offline copy.

That's enough for a start. And no one ever finishes :D
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Re: Terminal help please.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 06:29:30 am »
Thank you, although I was HOPING to get information for the MODPROBE command (in order to get my TVtuner card to function correctly (unfortunately I lost all the information that I had on it).

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Re: Terminal help please.
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 09:25:15 am »
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modprobe -h
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man modprobe
I am using VL7.0 standard with XFCE

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Re: Terminal help please.
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 10:59:07 am »
Thank you, but please forgive me for not being as specific as I should have been (I incorrectly assumed that you would know what information I was referring to), but I was referring to a list that someone on this website has provided that contained a list of codes for TV tuner cards. But I do appreciate the help that I have received so far.

Thank you.