Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Here's a list of the top 200 Linux commands. Some of them are very useful, especially for us old fogies. For example, I use "whoami" at least once a day.
Some of them will drive you crazy. Don't even think about typing "vi" unless you're prepared to throw the keyboard into the monitor. "Format" is lots of fun, try it with every letter of the alphabet.
"Grep" isn't what you think it is.
The computer is "Darwin." It's owned by David Greig (DIG) and lives in my office. "Darwin" is the server for the newsgroups talk.origins and sci.bio.evolution. DIG moderates talk.origins with a lot of help from Darwin. Josh Hayes attempts to control sci.bio.evolution—it's a losing battle.
I think I'll try out some of the more unusual Linux commands on Darwin. I wonder what "kill" does? ....