List of possible fortune quotes

Eitan Adler eitanadlerlist at
Mon Oct 6 23:09:11 UTC 2008

You can update ports using "portsnap fetch update".  Once this is done 
you can see if any ports are out of date with pkg_version -IL "="

Need to convert DOS newlines to the Unix format? use sed 's/.$//'
Need to convert Unix newlines to the DOS format? use sed 's/$'"/`echo 

To see more tips use "fortune freebsd-tips"

You don't have to mount music CDs - just play them.

To update your locate db use /etc/periodic/weekly/310.locate not 

Want to get a quick list of the "top level" packages on your system? 
use "pkg_tree -qt"

Some useful aliases:
alias nano="nano -wS"
alias unrar="rar e"
alias date24="date +'%I:%M'"
alias ls="ls -F"

You can install extra packages for FreeBSD by using the ports system.
       # cd /usr/ports/<category>/<portname>
       # make install && make clean
       # make install clean

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