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    TOP10: Your Top Ten Man Pages

    Please list your top 10 (or more) must-research topics for noobies.
    list what hasn't been listed

    here's my little-informed top 10

    top
    env
    apt
    root
    chroot
    chmod
    sudo
    alias
    df
    passwd

    if you don't know what they mean get a-whackin
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    Re: TOP10: Your Top Ten Man Pages

    Well, i would certainly add : man man

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    Re: TOP10: Your Top Ten Man Pages

    yes
    man info
    man apropos
    man locate
    man find
    man bash
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    Re: TOP10: Your Top Ten Man Pages

    The man page for su needs to be updated.

    It needs to say the root superuser account is not used, and refer them to sudo .

    Gary
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    Re: TOP10: Your Top Ten Man Pages

    init
    signal
    grep
    awk
    sed
    xargs
    dpkg
    apt-get
    crontab
    ln
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    Re: TOP10: Your Top Ten Man Pages

    wasn't really security related, so I moved it to Community Chat.

    Commands that I depend on to survive day-to-day console work, in no particular order:

    • sudo
    • apt-get
    • fakeroot
    • find (especially for generating lists of files efficiently)
    • xargs (especially the -i switch)
    • awk
    • sed
    • dpkg and related commands (the --force-overwrite dpkg flag)
    Quote Originally Posted by tuxradar
    Linux's audio architecture is more like the layers of the Earth's crust than the network model, with lower levels occasionally erupting on to the surface, causing confusion and distress, and upper layers moving to displace the underlying technology that was originally hidden

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    Re: TOP10: Your Top Ten Man Pages

    Quote Originally Posted by GarySaved
    The man page for su needs to be updated.

    It needs to say the root superuser account is not used, and refer them to sudo .

    Gary
    Please file this at http://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/ , where it'll receive much more developer attention.
    Quote Originally Posted by tuxradar
    Linux's audio architecture is more like the layers of the Earth's crust than the network model, with lower levels occasionally erupting on to the surface, causing confusion and distress, and upper layers moving to displace the underlying technology that was originally hidden

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    Re: TOP10: Your Top Ten Man Pages

    One of the best ideas for a manpage is OpenBSD's afterboot. I think more distros should implement something similar.
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