Discovering alternative commands
- Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2017 07:22:36 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Discovering alternative commands
I'm working on a problem that requires as input an association of disk partitions and their "label" (in gparted sense).
I already have blkid and lsblk. They are obviously designed for different purposes. They both _can_ supply the desired information. Neither is ideal for me.
Two questions (one asking for fish, the other asking to be taught to fish): 1. what other commands should I look at? 2. is there some reference that groups commands/programs by similarity?A contrived example of the later, you've come across an unfamiliar word. Depending on your needs you might consult a thesaurus, encyclopedia, or dictionary. If a dictionary is indicated, it may be bilingual, idioms, abridged, or unabridged etc.