Commands for Admin
Some of the most important commands for admin. This article is a work in (slow) progress.
Sudo – Give a Single Commands with Root Priviledges
Make me a sandwitch. – Nope.
sudo Make me a sandwitch. – Right away sir.
(Todo: give credit to the author of this joke.)
Package Management – Installing Software
Update list of available packages. Run apt-get update before giving other apt commands.
$ sudo apt-get update
Search for software with keywords, no sudo needed.
$ apt-cache search dungeon adventure
Package name is the part before dash ‘-’. It is needed when installing.
nethack-console - Text-based overhead view D&D-style adventure game
$ sudo apt-get install nethack-console
Many programs are shown in the applications menu. For most command line applications, you have to find out the right command.
$ dpkg --listfiles nethack-console
Usually, the command is the file in one of the bin/ or game/ directories
So we run it with
To avoid addiction, only try that nethack runs. Don’t start playing the game.
In fact is best to remove the game
$ sudo apt-get remove nethack
Notes on Nethack
Maybe you shouldn’t start playing Nethack. But if you insist, game is easier to play with numpad enabled.
echo "OPTIONS=number_pad:1">$HOME/.nethackrc nethack