Originally Posted by er20ic
Thanks, I found a terminal! It has my machine then
then the cursor. When I typed the above message nothing happened. Could someone tell me what to type to check if it works?
If you used grep and nothing happened, it simply means that grep did not find a match.
Keep in mind that Linux is case-sensitive (ie THOMSON and thomson are two different things).
I suggest you do it this way:
As you scroll thru it, you should be able to see pretty quickly if your thing is there.
When you DO use grep, use the shortest combination of letters that is likely to get a unique match. In this case, something like:
cat devices|grep thom
cat devices|grep Thom
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