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Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
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At first, I want to ask one question about using the popular bash commandline interpreter. Did you know about the ^ command?
If yes, you are a really well expierenced bash-user. If not, you won't loose anything in reading this blog entry. The command ^ is used to substitude some text, typed the last time before you hit the enter key.
One example of how to use it, surely makes the usage clear:
Let's assume you have a directory called "~/temp"....
In my first post on this blog I want to publish something simple but useful for guys who prefer to use applications like xine, mplayer or totem for playing music. It's a bash script, which creates playlists using the unix tool "find". Basic documentation can be found in the header of the script file.
I hope you find it useful and comfortable. Have fun with it!
# mkpls.sh - Create a playlist from a bunch of files.