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Useful Commands
  • passwd (Change password)
  • uname - a (Find out what distribution and version of Linux you are running)
  • df -h (displays file system information in human readable format)
  • hold down the ctrl+c keys to escape most commands
  • pstree (display process tree)
  • killall [process name] (kill named process)
  • tar -zxvf file.tar.gz (extract compressed file)
Start a process by typing screen followed by the regular command. For example, to start cv
screen ./cv

To push the process to the background, type ctrl+a then d. To reconnect to the process, type screen -r.