Help - Search - Members - Calendar
Full Version: How to use terminal to access files
OESF Portables Forum > General Forums > General Discussion
Anonymous
I have recently recieve a Zaurus SL-C760 as a gift and I've been trying to understand the bizarre command system in the "terminal" application. I simply want to know what command is what (i.e.- what do I type in when I want to access a file on the CF card, and what do those, if any, commands mean?). I have had great difficulty finding anything regarding shell functions or a table that shows the definition and purpose of each command and examples of proper syntax. I have tried many suggestions, but without success. (I ALWAYS get the annoying error message regarding nonexistent files and directories (even the suggestions displayed after the "ipkg --help" commant do not work at all).
Any help or accurate working referances will be greatly appreciated!
doc
Here is a pdf file quick reference for Linux Bash Shell Commands:
http://database.sarang.net/study/bash/bash.pdf

And here is a pdf file I find most useful regarding Linux system administration:
http://tiger.la.asu.edu/Quick_Ref/linux_quickref.pdf

Don't fear the penguin!
doc
P.S. The SD card is mounted under /mnt/card
and the CF card under /mnt/cf

cd /mnt/card
ls (to bring up a listing of the files)

Most likely they'll be in sub directories, like Documents/image/jpeg Documents/audio/mpeg Documents/Application/ipkg etc.

Learn these directory settings, and read up on Qt at http://www.trolltech.com/

Any file on your SD card should show up on your documents tab....if you just single click it an appropriate app will open it.

If you want and "explorer-like" file manager, download and install explorer_1.0_arm.ipk from the Zaurus Feed.

Cheers,
Anonymous
Thanks! Ill give these a try!
ScottYelich
btw.. the "bizarre" commands are commands under "linux" ...

perhaps research linux commands, etc.

Scott
This is a "lo-fi" version of our main content. To view the full version with more information, formatting and images, please click here.
Invision Power Board © 2001-2019 Invision Power Services, Inc.