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Old 05-09-2004, 10:58 PM   #1
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Hey, Need Lots of help Very very new to Linux


Ok is there some way/how i could find a text or somting or could some one tell me how do i run progams on linux RedHat i have never used Linux Before and was told redhat was a good on to go with so if possible could some one give me a step by step tutorial on how to use it i have a
HP zel 1230

 
Old 05-09-2004, 11:06 PM   #2
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Do you have KDE or GNOME installed? it is very similar to windows if you have KDE or GNOME installed...what do you mean by "run programs" exactly...other than that just google for linux newbie guide, linux starter guide etc.
 
Old 05-09-2004, 11:07 PM   #3
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1) I assume the full stop key on your keyboard doesn't work. Please try to phrase your post better to make it easier for others to read.

2) Try also to ask more specific questions, this makes getting a proper response easier.

3) For Linux tutorials, try some of the following sites, depending exactly on what you want.
http://www.tldp.org
http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/rute.html.gz
http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/

4)For help on a specific command, type
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man command
where "command" is the command you want help with

--Ian
 
Old 05-10-2004, 05:54 AM   #4
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also theres the "info" command (just like man in that it shows you a page of info on the command in question (or is supposed to, some developers write man/info pages that are completely stupid and only understandable by them)

i also heard the man command is not as good as info, heard it somewhere from the gnu tar man page, (go figure eh?)
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:38 AM   #5
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Go to your local library or bookstore. You will probably find lots of info.
https://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/
 
Old 05-10-2004, 07:54 AM   #6
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...........and most distros have a nice FAQ, install, and "how to use" guide. Am I the only one who reads these?
 
Old 05-10-2004, 01:59 PM   #7
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Originally posted by vectordrake
...........and most distros have a nice FAQ, install, and "how to use" guide. Am I the only one who reads these?
Too close to R'ing TFM for my tastes.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 02:05 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by SciYro
also theres the "info" command (just like man in that it shows you a page of info on the command in question (or is supposed to, some developers write man/info pages that are completely stupid and only understandable by them)

i also heard the man command is not as good as info, heard it somewhere from the gnu tar man page, (go figure eh?)
I hate man pages, they make the most common things really hard to find. Most are not really aimed at the users, more developers. They are just so hard to wade through and to understand. I don't care about the advanced arguements, I just want to know how to use it for the most common applications.
 
  


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