Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
Hi there. It is my first post here. I am new to Linux. I run Windows 7, installed a Virtual Box and Ubuntu as a Guest OS. I just tried to use dir command. Help dir says that I can use two parameters which are rather important to me because they improve the visual assessment of the directories. They are -p and -v. They do not work. Either parameter does nothing promised in the help. The directories are supposed to be printed each on a separate line. They are still printed on one line with short space between them. Why? Thanks.
Redd9, many thanks for the reply. Well, I installed scrot as you suggested and ran it. And what is next? Where is the screen image? Sorry about it. The dir -p and dir -v clearly do not work as far as I can see.
The help command displays information about the shells built in commands and help dir displays information about the directory stack command (dirs) vs the dir command located in /usr/bin. The man pages are the is the on line manual for find helping on a particular command. Look at man help. The linux command for viewing file and directories is ls (man ls).
Press q to exit man.
Some additional information about what you are trying to accomplish might be necessary, homework?
OK, I found the .png file which should contain an image file (screen image). The problem is how to get it out of the VM and post here. I don't have a bidirectional connection between the VM and the host OS.
In a nutshell you are looking at documentation for one command but executing another. The bash shell which is what you are using in a terminal window has built in commands. help dir displays documentation for the built in dirs (directory stack) but in reality you are executing /usr/bin/dir.
Michaelk, "Some additional information about what you are trying to accomplish might be necessary, homework?" What a strange thought! I am wondering what makes you think so? I am very curious. At my age? I am here not for self-disclosure, so this makes me even more intrigued.