The Top Ten Reasons for Learning Linux, Number 8, More Control Over the Computer

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http://i486.net – Linux offers several dozen commands that allow you to control your computer to a degree which far exceeds the capabilities of Windows systems. For example, take the command ls to list files and directories. For the uninitiated, this is the Linux version of the DIR command in Windows that also shows the files and directories. Both LS and DIR commands switches offer many options that enable an expert user to adjust certain actions. But the Linux ls command (do not type in the LS) contains many powerful options that are often simply not available in the Windows world. For example, the (General)