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330 votes
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Looping through files with spaces in the names?

315 votes

How to define 'tab' delimiter with 'cut' in Bash?

258 votes
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How can I get distribution name and version number in a simple shell script?

173 votes
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How do you do a dry run of rm to see what files will be deleted?

169 votes
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What is the difference between $* and $@?

157 votes
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Show all the file up to the match

153 votes
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Any reason NOT to run Linux in a VM all the time?

105 votes
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Order of redirections

101 votes

Run a command that is shadowed by an alias

100 votes

How to move and overwrite subdirectories (and files) to parent directory?

94 votes
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Output from ls has newlines but displays on a single line. Why?

94 votes
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sort but keep header line at the top

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What's the difference between various $TERM variables?

92 votes
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List packages on an apt based system by installation date

90 votes
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How to check if Bash can print colors

88 votes
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cp -L vs. cp -H

82 votes

Why do Unix-heads say "minus"?

78 votes
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How to echo `single quote` when using single quote to wrap special characters in shell?

74 votes

Unix file naming convention

73 votes

Add thousands separator in a number

65 votes

^x^y unix trick for all instances in last command?

57 votes

What is the difference between ~/.profile and ~/.bash_profile?

53 votes
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What's a UTS namespace?

50 votes
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Which are the standard commands available in every Linux based distribution?

40 votes

Why do we use su - and not just su?

38 votes

Is there a ".bashrc" equivalent file read by all shells?

37 votes

What's the difference between /sbin/nologin and /bin/false

35 votes

What does "3>&1 1>&2 2>&3" do in a script?

35 votes
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Does parameter order matter with tar?

33 votes
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make a log file

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