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Old 06-12-2004, 10:17 PM   #1
Christoffer81
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Howto start bash


Hi I am new to Linux, I have just installed Mandrake 10.0. So I am reading some documentation, and it starts talking about bash. But I can not find any program called bash. I have searched for it and there is a file called bash under /bin. I then tried to run it, but it will not start. So I guess my question is, is bash integrated with console? And if not how do I start it?
 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:24 PM   #2
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When you login to the console your starting bash. When you bring up an XTerminal the prompt is a bash prompt. The $ sign or # for root is a bash prompt sign.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:29 PM   #3
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Tnx, you made me that less confused :-)
 
Old 06-12-2004, 10:51 PM   #4
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You're welcome. Just a little more info. bash is a shell. It is for you to interface with the operating system.

Here are some resources to help you get started:
Introduction to Linux A Hands on Guide
The Linux Cookbook - Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use
Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition
 
Old 06-13-2004, 01:37 AM   #5
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Cool... I was reading tut from http://tldp.org/LDP/intro-linux/html/index.html , Also good.
I guess I will have to get use to reading, windows just make it to easy for you. But Linux seems alot more cool.
 
Old 06-13-2004, 02:19 AM   #6
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If your still in doubt open a term window and type:
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which $SHELL
you should get......./bin/bash
 
  


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