1)When I tried logging as root user from GUI log in screen. It fails to autheticate. username as root tried Root also with pw and both fail. However when I log in as a regular user and use the su command in terminal everything is ok for authentication. Being my first install I used the same pw for everything. I know this is not good practice just wanted to get started with unix.
2)Installing programs: Been trying to get netbeans installed. Had grey hair but now Im bald
. Can anyone shed some light on how the different file types are handled. .sh .bin and tar.bz2 ect... I am fimilar with the chmod command to change permissions, being su mode ect. The Java issue I believe is an issue with path variable, Ill tackle that in a minute. Just wonering about the different file types and how to handle them. Also should I tranfer the files out of the Download folders to a specific location or such.
3)man pages: for ls command
-C list entries by columns
--color[=WHEN] control whether color is used to distinguish file
types. WHEN may be `never', `always', or `auto'
-d, --directory list directory entries instead of contents,
and do not dereference symbolic links
Just playing around trying to get used to the options. How do you go about implementing the --color command. I read a great post from this forum about interpreting man pages, but it didnt cover an option like this one as far as -- before an option.
Thanks a bunch with any info you can provide