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Old 01-12-2009, 06:12 AM   #1
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some questions about the CLI


Hello all, I have some questions about the konsole. What can I do with CLI ? I suppose that I can do so things but what exatly.
Is it possible to change my script shell ? Currently I use bash.
And I want to know what's the difference between the konsole and the terminal ?
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 06:16 AM   #2
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I would suggest to start here:
http://www.google.com/search?q=linux...nt=iceweasel-a
 
Old 01-12-2009, 06:42 AM   #3
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And I want to know what's the difference between the konsole and the terminal ?
I think they have slightly different options when it comes to customising colours and other features.
KDE-based distros usually run Konsole, whereas Gnome-based ones have Terminal.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 06:47 AM   #4
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netsky,
Terminal is the general (non-KDE) term but Konsole is the name given to KDE's terminal. Terminal is the Linux equivalent of the Windows CLI (command line interface).

Terminal allows you to carry out administrative tasks, change file contents, access details of your system hardware and software etc etc.
Some tasks are carried out as normal user ($) but many require you to be logged into Terminal as Superuser or root (#).

Extreme care is required in the latter case (#) since it is possible to inflict permanent, irreversible, severe (some might say terminal?) damage to your system. Tread very carefully!

Some useful documentation on Terminal can be found here:
http://wiki.arklinux.org/Using_a_Konsole/Terminal

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal
 
Old 01-12-2009, 07:21 AM   #5
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You can get a start on CLI with this book on Linux Basics http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/
 
Old 01-12-2009, 07:23 AM   #6
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Also http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 01-12-2009, 07:28 AM   #7
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Hi,

Look at my sig! Several good references for you too look at online.
 
Old 01-12-2009, 08:08 AM   #8
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Smile

Further to my previous post, if you do not have it installed already, I recommend that you install the easy-to-use and powerful text editor vim.
I much prefer it to kate (kde) or gedit (gnome) or vi or any other editor.

There is a good vim tutorial here:

http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~dahl/teach...tml/index.html

Type in the terminal as ordinary user ($):

su (press Enter)

Now type your root password (nothing will be displayed, by the way, so make sure that your typing is correct) and press Enter.

You should now be logged into the terminal as superuser (root) #.
Type the following:

apt-get install vim



If you are using Ubuntu then type:

sudo apt-get install vim

(give your Ubuntu password when prompted).
 
Old 01-12-2009, 08:13 AM   #9
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Smile

chrism01,
By the way thanks for your link to rute. Excellent info.
I hope you get a job soon!
 
  


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