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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    For me, it has always been repetition. The more you use any command, the easier it is to remember it

    Off the top of my head, I use the following regularly enough that I remember them quite easily...

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get install <package name>
    sudo apt-get remove --purge <package name>
    sudo apt-get install -f
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get autoclean
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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    sudo apt-get
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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    I just learn through regular use. I started out learning basic navigation (cd, ls, mv, cp etc) then learned commands to acquire system information because my old computer sucked and always had problems. (Great guide here by the way: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-...ux-system.html) Then I learned package managing stuff like apt-get, apt-cache, and dpkg. And so on.... I basically just learn something when the need arises. Im to the point now where I dont need to look at man pages for most things, and then when I get stumped, I at least know where to start looking. Just keep using the terminal and Im sure that youll get the hang of it and learn a lot.

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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    oh nice one sir...

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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    I only remember maybe 10-15 often used commands (ps, ls, cat, man, apt-get, dpkg, grep, and a few others), but once I use a command with some lengthy options I almost always just pull it out of bash_history instead of trying to memorize what I did. I never clear out my history, so I generally have a lengthy history to refer back on.
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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    As long as I have the net available, Google and copy/paste I can use the terminal


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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    Quote Originally Posted by rushikesh988 View Post
    hello all ,
    I am the ubuntu user since 6.06 but let me tell you . I have always found it very complex task to remember commands of linux.

    I have also seen that many users here solving problems only with commands (and yes hats off to the forum staff they just rock with their knowlege base)
    I mean there are hundreds (probably thousands not sure) of commands for linux and with there arguments it becomes the huge list ..


    I have tried using

    but its still a complex thing to remember ...
    Is there is any special trick except practicing it ???
    simply put, the commands you use and practice frequently you won't ever forget.
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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    Over time, its like remembering anything else.. Complex commands that i might use are also in history, if for some reason i had command-block that day.
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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    Wow, thanks!

    Code:
    gedit .bash_history
    Never new of this. And, I was maintaining a "stupid_file", for myself. Duh!

    Another one, I didn't know:

    Code:
    Ctrl-R search
    Like, I could ever get so good to remember something like this:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg --get-selections | grep '[[:space:]]install$='| awk '{print $1}' > installedpackages
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    Re: how do people remember lots of commands..??

    On using bash history.
    Running these 2 commands...
    Code:
    echo "\"\e[5~\": history-search-backward" >> ~/.inputrc
    echo "\"\e[6~\": history-search-forward" >> ~/.inputrc
    Binds pageup to history-search-backward....Binds pagedown to history-search-forward.

    So if I enter sudo dpkg I can cycle through all the history commands starting with sudo dpkg, using pageup and pagedown.

    How did I know this? Looked in my 4 years worth of gnotes.
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