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Old 06-28-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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how to use bash and how to start a shell in redhat linux 9


dear friends
i have installed red hat 9 on my pc i dont know how to locate bash shell.
how to use this bash and how to start a shell.
i tried tldp.org's bash how to. i couldnt understand a bit as i dont know how to first of all start a shell.
there is an icon for terminal but is it the same as the bash shell or do i have to give any command to go to a shell.
kindly suggest me a web site or a simple book which gives an introduction to shells and bash.
i am not a programmer nor i have any formal introduction to programming. just curious to learn more about linux features.
thanks for your time.
chittico
 
Old 06-28-2004, 10:28 AM   #2
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It seems that you are in a graphical user interface

Press Ctrl+Alt_F1 and there you are in the bash shell.

From F1 to F6 you can use [U can also change this]

And Ctrl+Alt+F7 brings you back to graphical.

Also just log into bash with a user password and type

info bash

This will give you a good information on bash.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 10:31 AM   #3
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Sorry to have not mentioned in the previous mail but you can get a copy

of "linux for newbies" from any linux website.

A good one.


Also try in linux.org and slashdot.org for informa on linux

Cheers
Z
 
Old 06-28-2004, 11:04 AM   #4
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Here are couple of links you might find useful...

http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/
Linux Newbie Administration guide...

www.google.com/linux
you will do this a lot of time after you get immersed in Linux.

www.tldp.org (linux documentation project)

try to google for rute users tutorial and exposition...its a valuable source too...

Also surf the tutorials and wiki sections on LQ.

Hope this helps...play with Penguin
 
Old 06-28-2004, 03:02 PM   #5
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http://users.netwit.net.au/~pursang/dtil/

this is good also.............
 
Old 06-28-2004, 03:13 PM   #6
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ctrl+alt+F* (number series) F7 is use to go back to the gui.
the gnome-terminal your using is fine for bash too
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:35 AM   #7
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hi friends
thanks a lot. will try that and get back to you.
chittico
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:01 AM   #8
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