Re: Discovering alternative commands
- Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2017 20:48:26 -0500
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Discovering alternative commands
On 06/01/2017 11:14 AM, songbird wrote:
Richard Owlett wrote:
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.
um, for general searching i use either apt-cache or
use synaptic's search function. that ways you can get
a list of packages which have the word in question
associated with them. you can specify if you want to
search just the name or include the description.
As I believe I've got the available storage to have full-text of all
manpages locally and I've complete DVD sets for Squeeze and Jessie from
which to extract those man pages.
for more general searching of interesting bits i use
google or other search engines and add words like debian
or linux to make sure i'm entering the right universe.