Originally Posted by dyserq
Thanks, that helped a bunch !
Umm ... one more question, why is the asterick there, is it to replace the 'and settings' from 'Documents and settings', if it is, how can i apply this principle to other commands ?
Think of the asterick as a wild card, or a shortcut method. For example say I want to navigate to /usr/local/bin/insertlongstringhere, without the use of a asterick I would have to type:
If I use a asterick I can greatly reduce typing, for example:
It is important to note though that if another file in /usr/local/bin/ started with ins, the system could select that file or path rather than your intended path, in this case /usr/local/bin/insertlongstringhere/. To remedy this problem you could simply specify more characters:
Hope that clears things up for you.