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Old 03-22-2007, 04:56 PM   #1
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Terminal Commands


Hey guys, I'm new to Linux and heard about the Terminal program, I don't know any really and was wondering if there was a sticky about it or if someone could explain some commands to me.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/linux/cmd/

Although the terminal is something totally different, it's just a way to run shell commands in a GUI.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 07:37 PM   #3
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well I've heard that when you use and know what your doing there are lots of things you can do.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 08:11 PM   #4
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well I've heard that when you use and know what your doing there are lots of things you can do.
Quite right there. Once you learn the fundamentals of the CLI, there really is no limits to what you can do with the OS. The GUI is just a front-end of things that can be preformed with the CLI.

The CLI ends up becoming second nature, and when working on a Windows box, you wish you could just open a terminal up and do everything much quicker and simpler

-Kristijan
 
Old 03-22-2007, 09:10 PM   #5
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A very good intro to Linux including command line is the RUTE Linux tutorial: http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
 
Old 03-22-2007, 10:00 PM   #6
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What does GUI mean Graphic User Interface? And what does CLI mean, oh and thanks for the link to rute it seems like something I will understand lol.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 10:19 PM   #7
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Almost right -- GUI is Graphical User Interface. CLI is Command Line Interface. Don't be put off by the command line -- once you get a little used to it, it's actually quite easy and convenient to use.
 
Old 03-22-2007, 10:44 PM   #8
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Almost right -- GUI is Graphical User Interface. CLI is Command Line Interface. Don't be put off by the command line -- once you get a little used to it, it's actually quite easy and convenient to use.
Very true! -- I am still trying to learn the Linux command lines (have played with it a little for a few years, but not much, so.....) but if I am FORCED to use a Windoze system a lot of times I just use that command prompt shell, because it's actually easier and less time-consuming than moving and click a mouse all over the place, once you know what commands to use.
GUI is nice, but depending on what you want to do, it can make things MORE difficult and take longer, with ANY OS!
 
Old 03-23-2007, 06:41 PM   #9
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Ok so CLI is like a preference as well as GUI?
 
  


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