Re: basic operations

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On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 14:28 -0500, Scot L. Harris wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 13:33, Phet Whore Meyer wrote:
> > To whom it may concern,
> > 
> > Ive recently left the dark and moved into linux, i just have this one query 
> > for now:
> > In windows all programs were installed into a folder called 'Program Files', 
> > in linux, where is that equivelant folder? What is it called?
> > 
> > I know that this question is fairly trivial, is there anywhere else i can go 
> > to find out basic information such as this?
> > 
> > I greatly appreciate the help.
> One good way to figure out what commands are available is to use the
> command apropos.
> apropos keyword
> Where keyword is something you are trying to do like:
> apropos filesystem
> apropos searches the whatis database for matches and lists short
> descriptions of system commands that match.
Uhhhh,   Don't you mean that apropos searches the man pages to find
things that match?

[[email protected] ~]$ apropos /etc/passwd
pam_localuser        (8)  - require users to be listed in /etc/passwd
slapd-passwd         (5)  - /etc/passwd backend to slapd

Which indicates the man pages containing those references.

> You may need to create the whatis database by running
> /usr/sbin/makewhatis.
> You can then use the man command to get details on each of the commands
> listed.
> man ls
> man man
> Under linux many of the commands are in /usr/bin  but you will find some
> packages install commands in other locations as well.  

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