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The 15 Commands Essential For Unix

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Learning UNIX is a seemingly daunting task, there are thousands of commands out there, each with hundreds of options. But in reality you only need to know a few of them.

I use unix quite a bit, usually either on one of our Linux servers, or on my Powerbook with OS X. And these are the 15 commands that I use most. If you can memorize these 15 commands, you can do quite a bit on a unix operating system, and add unix as a skill on your resume.

The 15 Most Important UNIX commands

1. man - show manual for a command, example: man ls hit q to exit the man page.

2. cd - change directory, example: cd /etc/

3. ls -

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