On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Cloutman, David wrote:
> I would add to absolute must-know commands:
It might be more useful to look up 'unix command reference' (or 'solaris
command reference' as appropriate) on your favorite internet search
> which - This will tell you where the binary file that a command is
> executing lives. If you are administering a machine, this information
> can be vital.
`which` can lie. It's not a shell builtin, and if it's written as a csh
script (as on MacOSX), and you have a .cshrc that adjusts your path, but
you don't typically use csh, it may not show you the correct path.
> tar -zxvf - The tar command with all the flags needed to decompress a
> tar.gz file.
If you have gnu tar. For older version of Solaris (definately pre-9, I
can't remember if it was an issue in 9, and I've never used 10), you have
gunzip -c file | tar xvf -
And for the reverse:
tar -cvf - input_files | gzip -c > file