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Old 04-27-2010, 10:03 PM   #1
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It's been awhile since I have been involved with Linux. Recently I got a
new SATA 750G Drive and with all that storage I decided to try a few of my favorite linux distros again. So, now along with XP Pro, Win7 Ultimate I have installed Linux Mint 8, Fedora 12 and just today Yoper 2010.
I thought Win7 was fast but all three linux distros are faster. So I
am very impressed. I really never mastered the command line and even five
years ago I use to cut and paste a lot into the various scripts. Probably a very inefficient method. I might invest some time in learning the command line. Also, Mint 8 has Grub 2 which threw me off a little but is
easy to use once you get use to the differences. Anyway so far it's been fun again.
 
Old 04-28-2010, 07:57 AM   #2
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To learn the command line, see the tutorials in my signature:
 
Old 04-28-2010, 08:20 AM   #3
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Welcome back!!

Definitely learn some terminal (command-line) basic. It makes certain things much faster.

One good resource is the Bash Guide for Beginners---free at http://tldp.org
 
Old 04-28-2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ and Linux!

Just a few useful links to gain some background;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux

The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 04-28-2010, 09:24 AM   #5
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... I use to cut and paste a lot into the various scripts. Probably a very inefficient method. I might invest some time in learning the command line.
Copy-and-paste is a great way of doing things for speed and accuracy. Using a shell with a highly editable command line (common on Linux) and a terminal emulator supporting copy from any part of the screen (including when using full screen editors), online HOWTOs, maybe your own system notes in a word processor file, ... it's the way to go!
 
Old 04-29-2010, 04:45 PM   #6
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Thanks so much for the support and encouragement. I really appreciate it.
I will follow up on your suggestions. I have to overcome my anxiety over the command line. Lol.
 
Old 04-29-2010, 05:15 PM   #7
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Hi,

Baby steps at first.

I like to keep written logs for my system(s) since for me it's a lot better to have hand generated entries. Call them system logs, maintenance log or system diaries. Either way you will have good track for daily usage. Be it for learning a new system or whatever then the diary will aid you at some point in time.
 
Old 04-30-2010, 03:37 AM   #8
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I like to keep written logs for my system(s) since for me it's a lot better to have hand generated entries. Call them system logs, maintenance log or system diaries. Either way you will have good track for daily usage. Be it for learning a new system or whatever then the diary will aid you at some point in time.
+1 (or more) to that. My current system log, started on 5oct9 has 131 pages, not including the 4 page Table of Contents. Not that I hand-crafted every character -- a lot of it is copy-and-paste from terminal sessions. An invaluable resource.
 
  


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