From: Wynne, Conor (Conor.Wynne at domain compaq.com)
Date: Thu 23 Aug 2001 - 13:28:31 IST
GUI is the "windows" environment. I think it stands for generic user
interface. Any application that has mouse "clicky bits" is a GUI. A better
definition can be found, well lets face it, anywhere!
Here is my definition : a GUI is a fiat uno with go faster stripes.
Linux itself is just the kernel, the applications that run on top of it is
what we generally call "linux"
Go to www.linux.org and get the real definition.
ps = process viewer (like in NT) and the associated switches are options to
get more information.
example. Go to a console window and type :
ps (and enter of course)
ps -ef (enter)
ps -ax (enter)
You will see that the results are different.
Now try searching for a particular process, in our case we were looking for
We will search for files called core. Core files are from application
crashes and such.
So run the find command
find / -name core -print
now search for the PS find.
ps -ef |grep find
and lo and behold you will see the process. the "grep" command is used for
searching for strings of text. type
from a console and you will get all the details. The same applies for all
(Oh yeah, man is short for online manual pages) You can type "man man"
without the quotes for the man page for more info.
While we are are on info, many apps have an "info" option. type "info man"
or "info info"
Hope this helps,
p.s: Remember to reply to all. There is nothing we like more than to see
mails from ourselves :)
thanks , but this wasn't plain enough...
i don't understand computer jargon...
what's gui...app...x apps...ps - eflgrep...???????
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