Asked by cain on 2008-07-10


I am a well trained windows user, and are new to using Linux based systems.

firstly i would just like to congratulate the excellent work of the developers
at Ubuntu for such a content rich and well integrated OS. I have been amazed and impressed at the selflessness of the Ubuntu organization ...keep up the good work! ! !

I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu(8.04) and I am wondering if there is an official document containing CLI commands? ...are these commands the same as other Linux based system commands?

Your time and effort is appreciated.

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Best Jensen Somers (jsomers) said : #1

There is no official document because commands sometimes change.

You can find a list of common Linux and Unix commands at http://www.ss64.com/bash/. These commands are the same on almost every Linux or Unix system. The MAN pages of the commands should be up to date on your system, so when you are unsure about something or you want more information, simply use the command "man <application>". (Eg: "man ls" will show the available options of the "ls" command/application.)

Note that most GUI applications you install will provide a set of command line options to start them.

Omid Mottaghi (omidmottaghi) said : #2

Most commands in Ubuntu (those you told them command) are CLI applications, so they don't have any integrated document.

cain (cryptic-82) said : #3

Thanks Jensen Somers, that solved my question.