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Old 01-26-2005, 01:56 PM   #16
infantpenguin
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Thanks even more all,

How do I run all these commands or know what I can run. This is a basic question but I have tryed to look in my copius spare time for a real basic guide to the commands in linux. I mean, when I get a dos prompt I can do ok still, with linux so far I can't even see what files are in my directory etc...

I must say that this forum is very friendly and helpful, much better than any paid for support I have requested from dell or microsoft...

thanks again
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:12 PM   #17
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The easiest way to learn is to read, read and then read some more. Pick up some basic admin books or guides and your local Barnes and Nobles or on Amazon.com. Also check out: Moving to Linux: Kissing the Blue Screen Goodbye by Marcel Gagne. I also used Linux Adminstration: A Guide for Windows Administrators I think it was called. Join a Linux Mailing group or Linux User Group and learn from them. All great ways to pick things up.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 02:13 PM   #18
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Here's a few sites about linux commands:

http://www.linuxcommand.org/learning_the_shell.php

http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/

http://www.ss64.com/bash/

Google is your friend
 
Old 01-26-2005, 02:56 PM   #19
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Originally posted by cadkins
Google is your friend
One thing that really helped me was to have an internet connected laptop next to the computer I was installing Linux on (I realize this isn't an option for many people...) As a previous post mentioned, READ, READ, READ If you get an error that you can't figure out, type it into google and 7 times out of 10 the first link will be almost exactly what you need.

I agree with your sentiments about this website - it's been a godsend for me
 
Old 01-26-2005, 03:14 PM   #20
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the other thing to do is post back if you failed in your attempts.. or if you succeeded. Something like "thanks guys, x command was the one that solved x problem." will help other people with the same problems aswell.

oh:
ls = what is in this directory?
cd = change directories
su = log me in as another user while in my current user

these three are the ones I use the most. oh... and the up arrow key... that should give you the last stuff you typed. very useful.

titanium_geek
Keep asking!
 
Old 01-27-2005, 12:20 PM   #21
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oh... and the up arrow key... that should give you the last stuff you typed. very useful.
that is no kidding. up arrow is a good thing

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One thing that really helped me was to have an internet connected laptop next to the computer I was installing Linux on (I realize this isn't an option for many people...)
yeah...i wish I had a computer connected to teh internet the first couple of times i installed linux.
 
  


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