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7 Years of using Linux and I still need cheat sheets like these.. Thanks +Bobbin Zachariah for this one!
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Yeah. I've been using Linux since '96 and I still do. 
 
As a beginner (using Mint for six months now) I'm always happy to have cheats sheets! 
 
Man pages need better examples, but that's the first place I look too.
 
+Tobias Klausmann Man doesn't tell you the name of an alternative command you haven't used in months. 
Phil K
 
This one looks great. Can always use a handy guide.
 
This sheet gets better every time I see it. I'm glad 'grep' finally made it - no Linux cheat sheet is complete without it!
 
I almost completely replaced cheat sheets with smart autocompletion tools and zsh
 
Fire up the laminator!
 
And still there's ifconfig instead of ip being used. Come on! It's shorter, faster, better!
 
I've been really wanting to check out Linux, but I have no idea where to begin...Can anyone offer any suggestions?
Cheers
 
+Billy Elliott -- download and burn a livecd, probably ubuntu.  That way you can test out linux without having to install it.  Just boot off the CD.  It will be much slower than a real install but you'll know whether everything works with your hardware.
 
+Billy Elliott Yeah, either go with +John Bump 's approach or if you are OK with virtual machines, you can use something like VirtualBox to install and play with a linux distribution inside a window in your normal "desktop". That way you can easily go back and forth between them and compare/fix stuff
 
Is there a print friendly version of this?
 
I don't think anyone ever completely learns everything about Linux, challenging Linux is like challenging Chuck Norris 
 
An editable version would be great. Could replace who with w and ifconfig with ip. Any others?
 
+Andy Anderson yep. Replace rpm with dpkg :-)
Remove telnet... And add traceroute to network, lsof to file commands
 
#typo   ARGH!!!
both lines with the kill commands have a missing space:-
kill pid
kill all ...

Petty, but, I've been using UNIX since '86 and just ran my eye over the sheet and they jumped out at the ASD brain :0D

AND WHAT IS THE POINT IF WE CAN'T DOWNLOAD IT!?
 
Another command for the process related is ipsc for listing shared memory and semaphores.  

rpm should not be replaced by dpkg but dpkg should be along side it since dpkg is for debian based LInux distros and rpm is for RedHat based distros.  Also in the same theme yum and apt-get should be added.  
 
Even after 20 years of using dozens of UNIX variants there are still things to learn. Thanks for the share +Nixie Pixel 
 
lol.. Using backtrack and security onion OS + my own penetration testing tool since 7 years ago! 
 
I have a similar command reference sheet pinned to the wall of my home office.  After 20 years in using Unix and Linux, I still need to look up that arcane command to do that one thing that I may only do once in a rare while.
 
It's elementary, my dear. You might say it is very useful information, and I appreciate your sharing it. But as Sherlock Holmes would say, "“Now that I do know it I shall do my best to forget it.” Why? Funny you should ask. And, please don't roll your eyes at me!

Holmes goes on to explain, “I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.”
 
+Bobbin Zachariah There is a minor error in your cheat sheet. bg does not list the processes that are stopped or running in the background. It sends jobs to the background. jobs lists the processes.
 
If you jump between differnt *nix OSs you may want to take a look at the Unix Rosetta Stone.  It gives you a matrix of commands by *nix OS.  
 
Linux has so many commands and different ways to do things I'm not sure anyone can remember them all without a cheat sheet :)
 
At some point it becomes less a cheat sheet and more a comprehensive listing...
 
Nixie, my dear: 30 year of "hands on programming" and...still search on Google to" read a txt file". Omg...
 
Is there a PDF of this floating around?
 
Then you are an idiot and some of these have better alternatives for typical use case
 
Also the pic is fucking unreadable
 
23 years of unix and i still man man lol
 
That are all things that be in my head, so there is no need for a cheat.
Gary D
 
You're still a Padawan!
 
Same here :$, anyway thanks for the sheet, I did need a new one :-D
 
Being a Noob at trying to use the Terminal, this is going to be a great help
 
And that's a good thing to need this ! We are just humans ;-)
 
Needs to be 16:10 aspect ratio for wallpaper :)
 
It gets worse as you get older. lol.
 
Everyone needs to cheat sometimes, but the built-in --help and man pages always eliminated the need for any kind of cheat-sheet for me.
 
I'd call this sheet 'Manual for professionals, enthusiasts and real Dickbrettbohrer' ;-). Whole rest of the world can enjoy the simple and smooth graphical user-interfaces of the many phantastic Linux-distributions - they just don't need the terminal.
 
+John Bump
Hey John - thankx for the great advice...I'll check that out this weekend! :) Oh, and I'm glad you mentioned Ubuntu - There were too many choices ...
 
+Stanislav Ochotnický Hey Stan - thankx for your suggestion as well...I think that sounds interesting - to be able to have a look-see around the OS  without a complete install! Cheers
 
I will mention that I personally can't stand modern Ubuntu desktop design and use a version called xubuntu that looks more like windows xp than like I dunno some cellphone translated to a computer, but give it a try and see what you think, and bear in mind that there are nearly infinite options for how you want it to look.
 
Install Midnight Commander and forget most of them. Maybe not if you are professional, but it is the first program I install on my Linux machines.
 
Pfft... rpm, is this from 1998 or something? 
 
mc might be from 1998, but that makes it tried and true. And it is still in all distro repositories.
 
Yeah... I never really was able to memorize any of the commands (except the Easter eggs)
 
jw is there a Windows counterpart for a wallpaper like this? 
 
God I remember using those in DOS...wait I sound old now don't I? Damn.
 
+William Hadley You definitely didn't use them in DOS. That POS operating system only had very crude approximations of just a few of them.
 
Hell I didn't. I had the cheat sheet and keyboard overlays. 
 
tar commands. It's all about the tar commands.
 
Never seen real in depth things from Nixie sadly, Dru lavigne is the true geek woman !!! :OP
 
For the next version:
chmod 755 is rwxr-xr-x, not rwxrw-rw-
 
This would be much better black on white for print purposes....
 
Can u teach me about computers? I don' t know much but i'm really interested...
 
it should also list the "duh" command, which is only implemented in Linux Springfield Edition... 
Arc euS
 
Thank You, Thank you very much ; )
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