Tips & Tricks


"man ports" gives many useful hints about installing FreeBSD ports.
"man security" gives very good advice on how to tune the security of your
FreeBSD system.
"man tuning" gives some tips how to tune performance of your FreeBSD system.
		-- David Scheidt <dscheidt at tumbolia.com>
Need to do a search in a manpage or in a file you've sent to a pager? Use
"/search_word". To repeat the same search, type "n" for next.
		-- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
Need to find the location of a program? Use "locate program_name".
		-- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
Need to leave your terminal for a few minutes and don't want to logout?
Use "lock -p". When you return, use your password as the key to unlock the
terminal.
		-- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
Need to print a manpage? Use

	man name_of_manpage | col -bx | lpr
		-- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
Need to quickly empty a file? Use ": > filename".
		-- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
Need to quickly return to your home directory? Type "cd".
		-- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
Need to remove all those ^M characters from a DOS file? Try

	tr -d \\r < dosfile > newfile
		-- Originally by Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
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