Note

Checking Ubuntu's website for security updates and bug fixes is a good idea. Browse to http://www.ubuntu.com. Alternatively, you can always do a quick sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to make sure that your system has the most up-to-date software available.

Linux, like UNIX, is a self-documenting system, with man pages accessible through the man command. Linux offers many other helpful commands for accessing its documentation. You can use the apropos commandfor example, with a keyword such as partitionto find commands related to partitioning, like this:

$ apropos partition cfdisk (8) fdisk (8) jfs_mkfs (8)

mkfs.jfs (8) parted (8) partprobe (8) pvcreate (8) pvresize (8) sfdisk (8)

- Curses based disk partition table manipulator for Linux

- Partition table manipulator for Linux

- create a JFS formatted partition

- autodetect and activate all raid partitions

- create a JFS formatted partition

- a partition manipulation program

- inform the OS of partition table changes

- initialize a disk or partition for use by LVM

- resize a disk or partition in use by LVM2

- Partition table manipulator for Linux

To find a command and its documentation, you can use the whereis command. For example, if you are looking for the fdisk command, you can do this:

$ whereis fdisk fdisk: /sbin/fdisk /usr/share/man/man8/fdisk.8.gz

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