The web developer needs a console, but not that much that he/she should drop everything and start reading thick books about Linux. That's why I have learned occasionally some console tricks, and many of my coworkers do the same. I will reveal a few useful secrets without which I cannot live anymore.
1) Use ssh keys!
I discovered the keys a long time, but regularly there are people who never heard about them. SSH keys allow adapting the connection once, and then passwords do not have to be stored to all sites in a notepad.
$ ssh-keygen -t dsa
If you are using UNIX-based system, working with the console or just writing shell scripts, below you find useful information that is presented in the form of short tips.
Here they are:
• finding host/domain name and IP address - hostname
• test network connection – ping
• getting network configuration – ifconfig
• Network connections, routing tables, interface statistics – netstat
• query DNS lookup name – nslookup
• communicate with other hostname – telnet
• outing steps that packets take to get to network host – traceroute
• view user information – finger
• checking status of destination host - telnet