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1.6. Beginner's Guide

If you're just beginning to work on a Linux system, the abundance of commands might prove daunting. To help orient you, the following lists present a sampling of commands on various topics.

1.6.12. Miscellaneous

banner Make posters from words.
bc Arbitrary precision calculator.
cal Display calendar.
clear Clear the screen.
man Get information on a command.
nice Reduce a job's priority.
nohup Preserve a running job after logging out.
passwd Set your login password.
script Produce a transcript of your login session.
su Become a superuser.
tee Simultaneously store output in file and send to screen.
which Print pathname of a command.


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