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I have been using linux for a while But I see some commands from tutorials on how to do some things and I do not know what exactly a command is used for when in fact it can be done with other ways. I usally use root or super user to do things. I know what wget does but what about cat, sudo, proc, and apt-get. What are they for. Also why would I want to setup a proxy? Isn't that really just for trying to hide your real ip? It seems there are other uses.
I suggest you to use normal user account instead of root or superuser and start to play with them. Use root only when you really need it!
there are a lot of other commands to work with, like grep ...
yes that is another one I run across a lot so I just looked at this man. This is a first for man for me too. So it breaks down it all and explains what it is for. I have seen like apt-get used with grep at the same command. Does the | symbol just mean its like enter a command on another prompt but in fact you can do it on the same line?
| is pronounced as pipe, and you can "connect" commands:
commanda | commandb means the output of commanda is piped into commandb.
An example: ls -l /etc will list the content of the folder /etc grep "passwd" will search for the text passwd
and now see the result of: ls -l /etc | grep passwd