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Old 05-21-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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Command Line Best Practices Pedagogic Material Recommendations Needed


Well folks this is my first post, so I hope that y'all cut me some slack. I have less a problem than a situation: Would anyone please make recommendations for books and/or tutorials that you have for learning the command line. I'm serious about this as I'd like to dive into the right area of the pool. I am completely new to the command line and have installed cygwin, hopefully on my way to GNU/Linux; Where my sentiments for the free software movement lay. Richard Stallman et al in the movement are my heroes.
 
Old 05-21-2013, 06:27 PM   #2
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I would rather use virtualization (VMware, QEMu or VitualBox) or else a Live CDROM / DVD rather than Cygwin to start with...

Guides a new Linux user [sh|c]ould read:
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Bash Beginners Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
Linux Home Networking
Learning the Linux Command Line (Telengard) link collection: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nd-line-32893/


*Please note there is no single source of information that provides, or should provide, all information and I maintain that half of knowing isn't knowing stuff but knowing where to find it. And while some people complain about the state of GNU/Linux documentation or having to remember and learn things or resent having to look things up to begin with, those with a self-reliant attitude, inquisitive nature and distro-agnostic view of all things GNU/Linux know better.If you avoid distro-bashing, fanboi-ism and illogical maintainer-hugging and just derive pleasure from reading and practicing, you will eventually find you know your way around GNU/Linux in a way that isn't tied to a single distribution.
That IMHO is the best way to "learn Linux".
 
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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beat me to it!
 
Old 05-22-2013, 12:56 AM   #4
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Many Thanks

Hey unSpawn,
Thank you very much for the links. There certainly is enough content to keep me busy for quite a while. These links are all new to me so it's time to get down to some serious study/happy work. I heard that you guys are kind of grumpy, so I was a bit stressed that I might say the wrong thing or not post exactly how the anointed ones would prefer; so I'm happy with your response. I will take your advice and I must say, that I resemble the type mind that you suggested might be required to get the most out of the free and open side of things. It will be nice to have some real skills as I'm bored silly 'clicking twice'. And I'm seriously antifascist at heart so this is a great day for me. Here's to not looking back.
Pax and Cheers.
 
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Thank you very much for the links.
You're welcome.


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I heard that you guys are kind of grumpy, so I was a bit stressed that I might say the wrong thing or not post exactly how the anointed ones would prefer;
Taxonomy is a difficult thing, even for seasoned LQ members, so we are quite lenient towards those who don't get it right.
Where did you hear we're grumpy? If you don't mind of course.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #6
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First off I would also like to thank gdizzle for what he would have posted. That said, I've always heard from MS Window guys as well as serious gamers that GNU/Linux aficionados were haughty and unapproachable and in a serious minority, so why waste your time on stuff that takes a boatload of configuration to get even to a sub-par level of functionality and performance compared to MS products. In other words why restrict yourself to sub-par applications and limited usability when you can have it all presented to you on a plate with AAA products.
And not to sound too sanguine, I feel like I have been welcomed into the fold if even as a neophyte. I feel like a lucky man. Back to the tuts.
Pax
 
  


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