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Resources, online or offline, that contain information relevant to specific subjects or would provide context for understanding Unix and GNU/Linux.

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Resources for portable shell programming

What resources exist for portable shell programming? The ultimate answer is to test on all targeted platforms, but that's rarely practical. The POSIX / Single UNIX specification is a start, but it ...
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How do I find a command if I don't know its name?

As a Unix beginner, I often find myself wanting to know the name of the command that achieves a particular function I'm after. How can I go about finding out the name of the command, given a ...
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Best resources to learn bash scripting? [closed]

I've programmed in a number of languages for two years now, I mean that I know how to design and implement a decent solution for a given problem. However, bash is being a major headache to me, just ...
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Is there a tool/website to compare package status in different Linux distributions?

I am currently looking for a website or a tool that would allow me to compare the package state of a particular software in different Linux distributions. For instance, which version of gimp is ...