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Old 08-09-2009, 12:17 AM   #1
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Getting command line info


Greetings everyone, I'm glad I can come to this site to ask questions but is there a command line manual I can read to learn how to use the commands?

I don't want to be redundant and ask the same questions if they are already in a manual

I don't know much about Linux and want to make the switch from windows.

I would like to know what hardware I have and how to configure them.

I also have some software for windows that I need to run in Linux, I guess I have to use WINE for that.
The first time I saw WINE mentioned for Linux I thought it was a database for a wine collection

I am running Kubuntu with KDE I think.

Thanks for all the help.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 12:30 AM   #2
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Here's a guide for the commandline..

http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html
 
Old 08-09-2009, 12:48 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GottaLearnLINUX View Post
Greetings everyone, I'm glad I can come to this site to ask questions but is there a command line manual I can read to learn how to use the commands?

I don't want to be redundant and ask the same questions if they are already in a manual

I don't know much about Linux and want to make the switch from windows.

I would like to know what hardware I have and how to configure them.

I also have some software for windows that I need to run in Linux, I guess I have to use WINE for that.
The first time I saw WINE mentioned for Linux I thought it was a database for a wine collection

I am running Kubuntu with KDE I think.

Thanks for all the help.
Well as mentioned tldp.org is the one of the best places for information.

If you even need help with the syntax of a command try reading man <command>.

To get a list of your hardware type in the following in a terminal like rxvt, gnome terminal, or konsole
Code:
lspci

lsusb
this will return information about all connected hardware. for your applications that you want to install under wine, check their database to see if it will work. http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManage...Ascending=true
 
Old 08-09-2009, 01:40 AM   #4
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gottaLearnLINUx:

Queried: "Greetings everyone, I'm glad I can come to this site to ask questions but is there a command line manual I can read to learn how to use the commands?"

Clue:
Yes there is a command line manual, in the terminal (cli) just enter:

user@host-$: man <here specify what command you want to learn usage> <Enter>

Sample: user@host-$: man ls
<here the manual for "ls" command will show, use arrow keys to scroll, press "q" to exit.
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Queried: "I also have some software for windows that I need to run in Linux, I guess I have to use WINE for that.
The first time I saw WINE mentioned for Linux I thought it was a database for a wine collection "


Thoughts:
Yes you can run them through Wine. Download wine here.

Btw, Wine [wine=Wine Is Not Emulator] and it is not a database. You can satisfy your curiousity at the website linked above.

Hope it helps.

Good luck.

Last edited by malekmustaq; 08-09-2009 at 01:44 AM.
 
Old 08-09-2009, 08:29 PM   #5
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