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SloHands 01-31-2003 08:00 AM

Commandline Handbook
 
I am not a commandline user. If I can't do it is GUI, I'm lost. Just never learned. (Freaking windoze lazy mode)

Anyway, I have several flavors of Linux to install and the main one will be Mandrake 9.0.

What I am after is a desktop handbook of commandline commands to refer to as I try to become familiar with using commands rather than GUI config. I'm wanting a reference booklet that gives the command and a definition of the command. What it invokes.

Thanks for suggestions. :D

MasterC 01-31-2003 08:05 AM

Check my sig. Also, if you buy Mandrake it may come with a handbook with some basic command line usage.

Cool

SloHands 01-31-2003 08:12 AM

Yeah, Master C, I saw your sig in another thread concerning ppoe in Mandrake. The Italian dude's post.

Is there a booklet available that has those already printed that I can purchase, like at a bookstore or at MicroCenter. Here in Houston they have an extensive book dept., but I am looking for specific's.

Thanks for the quick reply, too.

GtkUser 01-31-2003 08:21 AM

You can get the Oreilly book: Linux in a nutshell 3rd edition < www.oreilly.com > Look at the table of contents.

I have seen the book freely available online, however I lost the link. I pay for most of my books and I have a big collection, but at the same time they can almost all be downloaded from the Kazaa file sharing network.

SloHands 01-31-2003 08:31 AM

I have seen that book, GtkUser. That's larger than what I had in mind. I am seeking something that is thin, like a day calander booklet. Something easy to carry around if need be.

GtkUser 01-31-2003 08:41 AM

Here are all the commands from that book:
< http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/ >

As far as being able to carry it around, maybe there are Quick reference sheets available at the bookstore. They are laminated references, but I don't know if there are any for the Linux command line. What about a mobile Palm OS? You can download and view .pdf fiiles.

SloHands 01-31-2003 08:54 AM

The Quick Reference is what I'm after. I'll stop by MicroCenter to see it they have a good one. The more detailed that better, I think.

Thanks for the quick response's. I appreciate it. :D

pdmackenzie 01-31-2003 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by GtkUser
I have seen the book freely available online, however I lost the link. I pay for most of my books and I have a big collection, but at the same time they can almost all be downloaded from the Kazaa file sharing network. [/B]
Is there a kazaa client available that will run on linux? That would be a relief, since I find that the 'reach' of limewire is somewhat limited!

doug

GtkUser 01-31-2003 09:11 AM

Actually I use Limewire, however I believe that the other one is Gtk-Gnutella.

MasterC 01-31-2003 09:22 AM

DCGUI. Don't bother with the headache of getting kazaa installed on Linux (it's possible though), and don't bother with the waste of time to install LimeWire, or the waste of time searching for nothing on GTK-Gnutella. Although, if you are totally gung ho for the gnutella network, of those 2, I'd definitely suggest gtk-gnutella.

Cool

MasterC 01-31-2003 09:22 AM

SloHands, as for the thin book... Just print out that page. I know it's not as elegant as a book or guide, but it'd work :)

Cool

SloHands 01-31-2003 01:38 PM

I was going to do that, MasterC, but kinda hoped for something already established in print.

Thanks.

I just came from three sources and they had nothing. Amazon looks promising tho. May do that, too.

:D


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