debian-installer-console: Available commands?

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debian-installer-console: Available commands?

Postby mabra » 2018-08-10 04:29

Hello!
I was searching the debian manuals and found, what explains the installation.
I was looking for the command, which I can use, if I break out and open
a separate console.
Was not able to find something like this.
Does someone probably has such a list or can provide a reference??

Thanks anyway,
Manfred
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Re: debian-installer-console: Available commands?

Postby Dai_trying » 2018-08-10 08:01

If you want bash commands you can type
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help

this will list a lot of different commands you can use.

If you want a list of packages that you can run you will have to list the files in your $PATH. Once you know the command you want to use you can also type
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man <command>

Just replace the actual command in place of <command> and it will give you some information on using it and usually some examples too.
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Re: debian-installer-console: Available commands?

Postby GarryRicketson » 2018-08-10 12:28

If you look in /bin , everything there is a command

There are also many references on line.
What are the linux commands

If you know what you want to do, quite often the search engine will know what command can do that.
For example: What linux command to move a file
"To move a file", could be replaced with any description of what it is that you want to do. Just be sure to include "linux command", to be clear, and not get a lot of results with windows commands.
IE: What is the linux command to partition a drive
, will yield results showing "fdisk", and probably also some other tools or utilities, like gparted.

Does someone probably has such a list or can provide a reference?

Yes, we do have many references.
This gives results on several excellent reference manuals.
A good reference manual on linux commands

One of the many results is this :https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/user/ch6.html
It is "obsolete", but still , many of the commands still apply. I suppose, if one is using the newer versions of Debian and other Linux, they might want to specify "systemd" in the search string,... example:
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What are the new Linux commands, for systemd

One , out of many results :
https://www.commandlinux.com/man-page/man1/systemctl.1.html
As you can see, maybe, hopefully,... we have a "reference manual" available online, it runs 24 hours, 7 days a week, it is called a "search engine".
Of course if you are not online, or unable to get online, all you have is what ever you have in your PC, IE: the "help" command, and the 'man' command.
Since the OP was able to post here, I assume they have a internet connection and can access all the references available online, but just dose not know how.
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Re: debian-installer-console: Available commands?

Postby debiman » 2018-08-11 11:01

for builtins:
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man ${SHELL##*/}

a list of commands:
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IFS=:
for i in $PATH; do ls $i; done
IFS=
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Re: debian-installer-console: Available commands?

Postby mabra » 2018-08-12 03:17

Hi!

Many thanks, that' really helpful!

Regards,
Manfred

debiman wrote:for builtins:
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man ${SHELL##*/}

a list of commands:
Code: Select all
IFS=:
for i in $PATH; do ls $i; done
IFS=
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Re: debian-installer-console: Available commands?

Postby mabra » 2018-08-12 03:30

Hello!

Many thanks for your investigation.

>What are the linux commands<
I found nothing there, which ansers my question.

Thanks for pointing out: >6.2.4 Essential commands<
I'll compare that, if my VPS is back online.

You removed my sentence:
>Does someone probably has such a list or can provide a reference? <
out of the contect: The installer console!

I was never in this situation before, but made my question explicit!
I have installed > 100 Linuxinstallations an never came to this point.

And, because of that: I am relatively sure, there is no systemd
at this point ...

Thanks anyway,
Manfred


GarryRicketson wrote:If you look in /bin , everything there is a command

There are also many references on line.
What are the linux commands

If you know what you want to do, quite often the search engine will know what command can do that.
For example: What linux command to move a file
"To move a file", could be replaced with any description of what it is that you want to do. Just be sure to include "linux command", to be clear, and not get a lot of results with windows commands.
IE: What is the linux command to partition a drive
, will yield results showing "fdisk", and probably also some other tools or utilities, like gparted.

Does someone probably has such a list or can provide a reference?

Yes, we do have many references.
This gives results on several excellent reference manuals.
A good reference manual on linux commands

One of the many results is this :https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/user/ch6.html
It is "obsolete", but still , many of the commands still apply. I suppose, if one is using the newer versions of Debian and other Linux, they might want to specify "systemd" in the search string,... example:
Code: Select all
What are the new Linux commands, for systemd

One , out of many results :
https://www.commandlinux.com/man-page/man1/systemctl.1.html
As you can see, maybe, hopefully,... we have a "reference manual" available online, it runs 24 hours, 7 days a week, it is called a "search engine".
Of course if you are not online, or unable to get online, all you have is what ever you have in your PC, IE: the "help" command, and the 'man' command.
Since the OP was able to post here, I assume they have a internet connection and can access all the references available online, but just dose not know how.
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Re: debian-installer-console: Available commands?

Postby mabra » 2018-08-12 03:33

Hi,

and thanks!
Was not very awaken, when this happen to me, sorry ;-)
And after that, the VPS died.
Anyway, thanks bringing me back to groun ;-)

Regards,
Manfred

Dai_trying wrote:If you want bash commands you can type
Code: Select all
help

this will list a lot of different commands you can use.

If you want a list of packages that you can run you will have to list the files in your $PATH. Once you know the command you want to use you can also type
Code: Select all
man <command>

Just replace the actual command in place of <command> and it will give you some information on using it and usually some examples too.
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