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Old 07-26-2005, 06:04 PM   #1
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Beggining with Linux

Hi, this is Jonathan.

I just wondering how can i get the basic commands to start to work with linux.

Old 07-26-2005, 06:44 PM   #2
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Welcome to linux!

I'm rather new at this myself, but I've gotten some terrific answers to questions on this forum (use the search, read the wikis and HowTos.)

Remember--Google is your best friend.

Don't be afraid to dnl a distro and start to use it--plenty of info on how to do this on this site.
You might try dnl a live cd to try some distros out before installing them, like Knoppix or ubuntu.
Another resource is the Rute guide. I've been using it to help me get around on the terminal.
have fun,

Old 07-26-2005, 07:35 PM   #3
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Old 07-26-2005, 08:09 PM   #4
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Hi Jonathan,

At the top right of this page, under "Main Menu", click "Linux Wiki".
(it's the 5th item)
Then, under "Linux Sections", click "Commands"

Also, you can take a look at these sites...

But I think the LinuxQuestions Wiki is a good place to start!
Old 07-27-2005, 02:23 AM   #5
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Re: Beggining with Linux

Originally posted by jhonny C
Hi, this is Jonathan.

I just wondering how can i get the basic commands to start to work with linux.

All the commands you can execute is under /bin,or if you are the root user,

you can execute the commands under directory /sbin,

try man + command,then you will get the help.

Anyway,try google to download some document about the linux command

will do a great help to you,

good luck.
Old 07-27-2005, 02:27 AM   #6
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You can also do 'apropos command'

To help you on your way:
# ifconfig means you execute a command as super-user (root)
$ firefox means you execute a command as normal user.


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