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already mentioned should read my epically long posts lol they have quite a lot in them... rookie needs to redo the first post to include everything in a nice format lol
Ah, I see it now, at the very end of that post.
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oh wow... just realized that pwd hasnt been mentioned yet xD

its simply just

pwd

and it will kick back your present working directory useful!
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Bump to see what people think about the link in the updated in OP and whether I should go ahead with the stated intent of quoting it.

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if there is a good source of knowledge it would always be good to just had a "Also Check Out:" or a "Other Good References:" section at the end of the sticky

if you want the mods to take this thread seriously though, you should start doing work formatting and setting up the first post with all the information in a nice categorized list with maybe descriptions of what commands do (perhaps breaking down each switch if a command uses several)
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if there is a good source of knowledge it would always be good to just had a "Also Check Out:" or a "Other Good References:" section at the end of the sticky

if you want the mods to take this thread seriously though, you should start doing work formatting and setting up the first post with all the information in a nice categorized list with maybe descriptions of what commands do (perhaps breaking down each switch if a command uses several)
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i always liked the "touch" command...

i remember once i had a document i saved, without an extension, called it "myself" (it was my resume draft), for whatever reason i was trying to push the change to my server with rsync and it wouldn't update the file for whatever reason, thought it might of been due to the timestamps, so:

touch myself

i had to walk away from the computer for a few. but after that, all my documents/config files/bash files have weird names, so incase i ever have to run "touch" on them, i can get a devilish smirk from it
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i always liked the "touch" command...

i remember once i had a document i saved, without an extension, called it "myself" (it was my resume draft), for whatever reason i was trying to push the change to my server with rsync and it wouldn't update the file for whatever reason, thought it might of been due to the timestamps, so:

touch myself

i had to walk away from the computer for a few. but after that, all my documents/config files/bash files have weird names, so incase i ever have to run "touch" on them, i can get a devilish smirk from it


I think if I had had access to Linux back in my win95 days (1999-2005; when I spent a lot of time toying with CLI and not learning a damn thing) I would have done the same.
I'll start updating with the commands from that source bit by bit so bear with me.
     
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touch also creates files if you just need blank files to work with

so you can do something like

touch one two three

and it will create the files one two and three kinda makes me feel like more of an all powerful figure over my computer, i just touch it and it spawns a file... even nerds need a power trip every now and then (on a side note ptrip {power trip} in quake2 is an awesome map) (on another side note its obvious im bored and posting to waste some time...)

but yes its default function is to edit timestamps of a file... good for slightly malicious purposes if you need to cover up your steps at least a little
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touch also creates files if you just need blank files to work with

so you can do something like

touch one two three

and it will create the files one two and three kinda makes me feel like more of an all powerful figure over my computer, i just touch it and it spawns a file... even nerds need a power trip every now and then (on a side note ptrip {power trip} in quake2 is an awesome map) (on another side note its obvious im bored and posting to waste some time...)

but yes its default function is to edit timestamps of a file... good for slightly malicious purposes if you need to cover up your steps at least a little
i will admit, i have used "touch" for such nefarious reasons...i had a "boss" once that only "looked" at the time stamps to verify i was at least had done some work that day gotta love jobs where the boss is a 60 year old who's knowledge of the software and hardware ended with the ge-600 series and multics
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btw rookie, when you put the time into editing the first post, make sure you categorize the tools a bit with nice big bold headings for the categories... otherwise it will just end up a long run on mess of just too many commands for people to sift through
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