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>
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>
Need to find the location of a program? Use "locate program_name".
		-- Dru <genesis at>
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
		-- Dru <genesis at>
Need to print a manpage? Use

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

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