just how much can you do with?
chaltain at gmail.com
Sat Mar 2 20:06:04 UTC 2013
Don't forget there's also the info command which often has more
approachable information than the man command.
On 02/03/13 13:01, Hart Larry wrote:
> Well Kyle, I think even for folks such as Karen-and-myself, moving from
> dos to Linux, Linux man-pages are written in such a way that not only
> listening with speech, but without a tecnical background, they are hard
> to understand.
> I did write Karen off list-and-suggest it would be instructive to show
> side-by-side a DOS help with a Linux man-page of a similar command.
> Maybe somewhere there are more discriptive beginner man-pages which we
> could dropin to a system, which would make learning easier.
> As an example, here is a Debian man for ren "rename"
> RENAME(1) Perl Programmers Reference
> Guide RENAME(1)
> rename - renames multiple files
> rename [ -v ] [ -n ] [ -f ] perlexpr [ files ]
> "rename" renames the filenames supplied according to the rule
> specified as the first argument. The perlexpr argument
> is a Perl expression which is expected to modify the $_ string in
> Perl for at least some of the filenames specified.
> If a given filename is not modified by the expression, it will
> not be renamed. If no filenames are given on the
> command line, filenames will be read via standard input.
> For example, to rename all files matching "*.bak" to strip the
> extension, you might say
> rename 's/\.bak$//' *.bak
> To translate uppercase names to lower, you'd use
> rename 'y/A-Z/a-z/' *
> -v, --verbose
> Verbose: print names of files successfully renamed.
> -n, --no-act
> No Action: show what files would have been renamed.
> -f, --force
> Force: overwrite existing files.
> No environment variables are used.
> Larry Wall
> SEE ALSO
> mv(1), perl(1)
> If you give an invalid Perl expression you'll get a syntax error.
> The original "rename" did not check for the existence of target
> filenames, so had to be used with care. I hope I've
> fixed that (Robin Barker).
> Back again live, Kyle, do you think some1 with little Linux experience,
> wanting to learn, can make sense of that?
> I tried going in DOSemu to find a similar help, but cannot get "help
> ren" to work. Thanks for listening
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