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  • .*rc - for non-login * shell
  • .*profile - for login * shell, uses the rc settings


  • mc (midnight commander) - a file manager with a built-in text editor. To copy text, hold the shift button.
  • cg, vg (Code Grep and Vi Grepped) - tools for finding and modifying on keywords

Tips and Tricks

  • How to connect via SSH
  • Use update-alternatives --config NAME to switch between different software implementations. For example, update-alternatives --config java allows you to switch between Sun, OpenJDK and GNU java