The idea of showing gnu/linux command by using examples is to guide new user to have better understanding of the basic usage of a command and adapt to use it instantly. We are always recommend users to try out the command for more capabilities by go through the manuals. But usually a useful command always come with a very technical and lenghty manual. These manual sometime scares a new user away, because they couldn’t instantly find an example for just trying out. Manuals are meant for reference, example are meant for learning. We learn well by refering to various examples.
I always pity the beginners who are so lost when start off linux command line, who asking questions in IRC or in forums and get the respond "RTFM". RTFM stand for "Read the F**king Manuals", which ask people to "man command" in an annoying manner. The word "F**king" indicate that manual are not easy to read, they are technical, lengthy and some of them are not complete. Anyway, Not all of the manuals are so difficult, some of them have simple example to hands on, some of them are straigh forward and easy to follow. Some lengthy manuals always scared beginners away, because they are not yet cope well with "man". LBE present you various examples and "human" explaination on how you can use the command line. The purpose of LBE is not to stop you from reading manuals. Instead, LBE aims to guide a new user to start off, and lead them to read the manuals when they need further functionality of a command to meet their requirements.
Besides to give an alternative way to understand and use the command line, LBE also gives you ideas on how you can use the command line to do your job. By reading LBE, it does introduce you a useful tools (command line) which you never aware of, or it introduces the other usage of a command line, which you never think of. Combos! How linux user combine few commannds to create wonders. You may discover alternative ways of doing the same job in comments and you are welcome to give your suggestions.
LBE is not just a blog, but it is a space for Linux users to share their knowledge, experiences on using command lines. Please help us to build up the database, we need more linux user for that. You can register as contributor at LBE and can email me personally if you have any question.
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