Geek Trivial Pursuit: one-character commands
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Unix commands are cryptically brief at times. That's to save you typing. Well, knowledge is power and you can turn your knowledge of AIX commands to your advantage.
Next time you're at a Geek Party and it comes time for trivial pursuit, you can impress your many friends with this question:
What are the shortest commands in AIX?
f - shows user inforrmation (same as the finger command)
See if you can memorise those answers. It will increase your chances of winning that
And did you know that there's a command called yes and another called no? Or that you can do a false alarm shutdown using shutdown -k? Ha, ha, ha! That's a beauty. Won't the users love that one!
Combine this with the supergeek party trick with the cd command we saw here, and you're guaranteed to have a great time at that party, aren't you?
No, don't thank me for these
great, fun tips!Just send me a photo of you wearing your new t-shirt.