Tips for Linux Users

Damn Small Linux 0.4.6

Damn Small Linux 0.4.6 - Damn Small Linux is a business-card size (50MB) Live CD Linux distribution based on Knoppix. Despite its minuscule size it strives to have a functional and easy to use desktop.

Less is More...

less, the GNU utility that resembles the classic UNIX more command, has capabilities you might not be aware of. Sure, it will page through files, but have you ever tried the following?

  less somefile.tar.gz
  less somefile.tar.bz2
  less somepackage.rpm

These commands are equivalent to the following, respectively:

  tar ztvf somefile.tar.gz | less
  tar jtvf somefile.tar.bz2 | less
  unzip -l | less
  (rpm -qpi somepackage.rpm; rpm -qpl somepackage.rpm) | less