CS155: Introduction to Unix

Fall 2017


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One size does not fit all

Google is the best search engine ever. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s the right tool for all jobs.

Try Googling:

Better Googling

OK, fine—we can do better than that:

Great! That worked! Or … did it?


There are many versions of Linux. When you Google “linux cat”, which version of cat does it tell you about?


A better solution is to use the man command, from a terminal, like this:

    man cat

It will tell you about the version of cat that’s installed on your computer.

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