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Old 01-27-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
redrocket101011
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HI ALL!

I'll be honest, I'm not really still under "newb" status considering I've been using Ubuntu Linux for some time now. My only concern is that I feel like I've been using it the wrong way. I've noticed time and again that many Windows users complain about the dependency on the terminal in Ubuntu or any Linux distro for that matter...I have yet to use the terminal for anything more than starting Easytether. In fact I haven't a clue on how to use the terminal.

So my question is. What is a good place to start tutoring myself on the basic functionality of the terminal? I understand that Linux is completely open source and that the terminal lies at the center of it all. I would like to utilize the true power of Linux and I feel that understanding how the terminal works will help better understand all other Linux distros.

So someone...anyone...point me in the right direction...
 
Old 01-27-2011, 05:50 PM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

These links will aid you to gaining some understanding. Sure some may seem beyond a newbie skill level but you must start somewhere;



Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking



The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redrocket101011 View Post
\I've noticed time and again that many Windows users complain about the dependency on the terminal in Ubuntu or any Linux distro for that matter.
Many Windows users have never seen a Linux box.

They think it's still your father's Linux from 1993. (That was when you started Windows by typing "win" at a command line.)
 
Old 01-27-2011, 10:12 PM   #4
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Here is a very good and easy to follow instructional guide to using basic terminal commands:
http://linuxcommand.org/learning_the_shell.php
This helped me a lot when I first started using linux. That tutorial discusses the basic commands that you will use all the time if you really want to use the terminal.
This site has some good basic tutorials also:
http://www.tuxfiles.org/

Last edited by tommcd; 01-27-2011 at 10:16 PM.
 
Old 01-28-2011, 06:01 AM   #5
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See the tutorials in my sig.
 
  


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