Time to change your password? Type "passwd" and follow the prompts. -- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
To change an environment variable in /bin/sh use: $ VARIABLE="value" $ export VARIABLE
To change an environment variable in tcsh you use: setenv NAME "value" where NAME is the name of the variable and "value" its new value.
To clear the screen, use "clear". To re-display your screen buffer, press the scroll lock key and use your page up button. When you're finished, press the scroll lock key again to get your prompt back. -- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
To determine whether a file is a text file, executable, or some other type of file, use file filename -- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
To do a fast search for a file, try locate filename locate uses a database that is updated every Saturday (assuming your computer is running FreeBSD at the time) to quickly find files based on name only.
To erase a line you've written at the command prompt, use "Ctrl-U". -- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
To find the hostname associated with an IP address, use drill -x IP_address -- Allan Jude <allanjude at freebsd.org>
To obtain a neat PostScript rendering of a manual page, use ``-t'' switch of the man(1) utility: ``man -t <topic>''. For example: man -t grep > grep.ps # Save the PostScript version to a file or man -t printf | lp # Send the PostScript directly to printer
To quickly create an empty file, use "touch filename". -- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>