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Old 06-16-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
Nightwing
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Lost and Confused


Help help help

I am really bad off here; I'm on Lindows and I have no clue how to open just about any file extension, I seem to have no 'command prompt' of any sort and I am just dazed right now; somebody talk me down!!

I need to know:

- where there is a command prompt I can access
- how to open .sh files
- why I'm feeling so scared by this thing when it shouldn't be so terrifying

Last edited by Nightwing; 06-16-2004 at 12:10 AM.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:15 AM   #2
gbrewste
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I am also a Newbie, and I don't know how to answer your question except to look for something called Terminal. I just installed Mandrake 10 and there is an icon for the terminal on what would correspond to the Windows taskbar.

Just relax; remember, you can always reinstall stuff
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:28 AM   #3
slakmagik
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Re: Lost and Confused

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Originally posted by Nightwing
- where there is a command prompt I can access
- how to open .sh files
- why I'm feeling so scared by this thing when it shouldn't be so terrifying
Not sure about Lindows. Look for something that looks like or says 'shell'. You may (should) be able to hit 'Ctrl-Alt-F2 (or F3 or whatever) and get a console.

Run a .sh file (which is a shell script) by doing

./name_of_shellscript.sh

usually.

And breathe. It'll be great.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:37 AM   #4
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Typing sh <file> might also work for shell scripts.

Last edited by wrepti; 06-16-2004 at 12:38 AM.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:52 AM   #5
detpenguin
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you're scared cuz it's not windows...and you're totally used to windows and .exe's...but really, like digiot said..breathe, and it will be fine. you are just coming out of the micro$oft fog...and you'll soon realize what a strange and wonderful new world you've entered...and how nice it is.

dunno if this will help, but it might?
http://info.linspire.com/quickstart30/
 
  


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