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Linux in a Nutshell

This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.

Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.

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dlpsh [-p port]

Desktop Link Protocol (DLP) shell. Connects to a PalmOS device on the specified port to execute DLP commands. Within the shell, adding the --help flag to any command displays additional help about that command.



Display or set username, ID, PCID, and ViewerID.


List files. As in Bash and other shells, the -l option displays a long-format list, and the -r option shows a short list. No other flags are supported.


Display the amount of free memory (RAM and ROM) on the device. Accepts no flags or arguments.


Set the PalmOS device time to the current desktop time.


Delete a file. There is no undelete process.


Exit the shell.

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