Linux for Starters: Your Guide to Linux – Linux Commands – Appendix

Last Updated on April 21, 2023

Commands: I-M
idDisplay current user and group identity
infoReads documentation stored in the info format
installCopy files and set attributes
joinJoin lines of two sorted files on a common field
killSends a signal to a process, usually related to stopping the process
lessOpen a file for interactive reading, allowing scrolling and search
lnCreates links to files and directories
locateFind filenames quickly
lognameShows the user's login name
lprCUPS tool for printing files
manFormat and display manual pages
mkdirCreate a directory
mkfifoMake FIFOs (named pipes)
mknodCreate block or character device special files
moreOpen a file for interactive reading, allowing scrolling and search
mountProvides access to an entire filesystem in one directory

Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Commands: A-D
Page 2 – Commands: E-H
Page 3 – Commands: I-M
Page 4 – Commands: N-R
Page 5 – Commands: S-U
Page 6 – Commands: V-Z

All articles in this series:

Linux For Starters: Your Guide to Linux
1What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?
2Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.
3Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.
4We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.
5Things to do after installing Ubuntu.
6Navigating your way around the Desktop.
7Updating the system, install new software.
8Open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.
9Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.
10We cover the basics of files and permissions.
11Getting help from your system.
12Learn all about the file system.
13Manipulating files from the shell.
14Maintain your system with these simple tips.
15Managing users on your system.
16Explore different desktops to GNOME 3.
17Gaming on Linux.
18Protect your privacy with this guide.
19Access the Windows desktop from Linux using a remote desktop client.
20Set up a virtual machine running Ubuntu as the host and openSUSE as the guest.
21Wine lets you run Windows programs on Linux without emulation.
22Extend your GNOME desktop with extensions and themes.
XUseful Linux commands.
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