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Basic Unix commands, Description And Usage For Functional Finanacials Analysts (Doc ID 1085759.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle General Ledger - Version 11.5 to 12 [Release 11.5.0 to 12.0]
Oracle Application Object Library - Version 11.5.0 to 12.1 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 07-Mar-2013***


The purpose is to assist functional financials analysts understand and use basic Unix commands in Oracle Applications instances, so they can provide basic information to Oracle Support engineers.

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 This command show a calendar for a specified month and/or year.
 This is one of the most flexible Unix commands. You can use to create, view and concatenate files.
 To change directory. Use this command to change directories.
 To changes the permissions on a file.
 This command clears the terminal screen.
 Use this to copy files.
 Use this command to check the date and time.
 It shows the available disk space.
 The echo command echoes its arguments. Use it to determine if certain environment variables are set. Precede the variable you would like to see by a dollar sign ($).
 Use this command to find a particular file or groups of files. 
 Use this command to search for information in a file or files.
 Provides the hostname of the box you are currently working on. This is particularly useful when you have telnet sessions to several boxes at one time and when there is confusion as to which box you are currently on.
 Prints a file on a printer connected to the computer network
 This shows the contents of a particular directory.
 Useful command that can help you figure out the syntax and purpose of most UNIX commands. Enter 'man' followed by the command you would like to execute, and you will get a quick rundown of what the command does and a description of how to use it.
 Use this command to create new directory.
 Shows listing one screen at a time. More is a command used to read text files.
 Use this command to move or rename files.
 To see list of all the operating system processes that are running.
 It means present working directory. Use this command to find out what directory you are working in.
 Use this command to set envirorment variables.
 This looks for ASCII strings in a binary file.
 The vi editor (short for visual editor) is a screen editor which is available on almost all Unix systems.
 Miscellaneous Unix commands

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