I am looking for a website that contains a reference between how to do things on the command line in different unix OSs.

I have seen such site before, I am just unable to find it.

I know such site would be beneficial for the community.


The Unix Rosetta Stone (resource for sysadmins) might be the one you had in mind.

  • By far one of the single most useful references when switching between unix OSs. – William Mar 22 '13 at 21:33

I have a good solution: Install 2 types of Linux OS: RedHat-base and Debian-base, FreeBSD and Solaris. Forget MacOS. Read and work with them, of course start with Linux then hack so on.

Please refer to following sites:

Don't forget to consider POSIX or GNU extension, some of commands has GNU extension, some of commands are POSIX. Please read carefully.

  • You copied my idea :). Yeah I have 4 OSs installed in Virtual Machines right now. The general commands are mostly the same. That isn't the issue so much. It is commands like how do I set a static ip, where are such and such settings stored – William Mar 22 '13 at 5:00

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