A few simple commands to help make your life working with UNIX a little easier:
- If you are looking for a certain programs, use:whereis. Example. You want to find out where ipfw is located. In the command line type
whereis ipfwand whereis will spit out the location (/sbin/ipfw).
- If you need to find a program or a file and you know what it is called, use:locate. Example. I know I want to uninstall MySQL, and I want to see every file that has mysql in the file path. In the command line, type
locate MySQLand locate will spit out every file with MySQL in the file path. (Note, locate is case sensitive).