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Arch linux is a lightweight and flexible linux distribution that tries to Keep It Simple. There are official packages optimized for the i686 and x86-64 architectures. There is also a community-operated package repository. See the pages in this category
Installing Arch Linux
A few basics on the file system and command line, for people starting Unix/Linux with Arch.
How to change directory:
How to make a directory:
How to remove an empty directory:
How to remove a directory and all its content:
rm -r /path/to/directory
How to list files in a directory:
All files: (except hidden files)
All files: (including hidden files)
All files, hidden files and their properties:
Files with the .avi file extension only:
How to move a file:
mv /path/to/old/file.ext /path/to/new/file.ext
mv /home/archuser/compressed.zip /home/archuser/myfiles/compressed2.zip
How to copy a file:
cp /path/to/file.txt /path/to/copied/file.txt
How to remove a file:
How to show the contents of a file:
How to make a file executable:
chmod +x /path/to/script.sh
How to (search the entire filesystem for) a file called euwfh.avi
find -name euwfh.avi
How to mount a partition:
mount /dev/sdX1 /media/mountpoint
mount /dev/sda1 /media/folder
How to show how much space is left/used on (all mounted) partitions:
How to show all running processes:
How to stop an annoying process called "EvilTrojan":
How to show an unintelligible manual for a program "ultracompressor"
Installing, removing, updating and managing software: pacman
Graphical Desktop Environments
See Desktop environment.
How networks are set up in Arch.
Mail, web, SSH server installation and configuration.