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Old 07-02-2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Best way to become familarized with Redhat lingo and program. Super Noob


I'm a very new user to manipulating computer software and while reading, Linux administration: A beginners guide, found that I was already lost in some of the lingo.

Where is the best place to start for someone who is untried but willing to learn? I'm sure I need both general computer programing basics and Linux as well. Any thoughts and opinions are appreciated.
 
Old 07-02-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Best book for learning linux: http://sourceforge.net/projects/linu...2.pdf/download


I have recommended that book to folks with 0 Linux experience and they are writing shell scripts like a decent admin by the time they are done. This is one you will have to re-read a few sections on, especially the redirection chapter, as it has a lot of info. However, the writer, Bill Shotts, is excellent at writing with no presumption of knowledge and breaking down terms/lingo along the way.


After you read that you should have all the fundamentals you need to go after something like python, learnpythonthehardway.org, or C, c.learncodethehardway.org/book/.


The linux documentation project at: tldp.org has great tutorials for bash scripting among other documents. I would highly recommend bookmarking it and reviewing the site structure as it will be a go-to resource for you. Also, bookmark ss64.com/bash/ for command/man page references.

Feel free to post here if you run into specific questions about lingo or some fundamentals and we can give some clarification on them.
 
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Here's a good tutorial (general, but based on RH style)
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

For lots of free to read manuals etc (inc RHEL), see www.linuxtopia.org
 
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #4
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Thanks from me as well. This post should be stuck at the top for all the new people looking for a place to start. Any recommendation of learning C++?

Thanks,

Brett
 
Old 07-03-2012, 07:24 PM   #5
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At the risk of looking like a shill the Programming section of my 2nd link above has a few things on that http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo...ing_index.html
 
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