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Old 05-08-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Iam actually a new user of linux fedora. I need to know the basic commands in linux. And i want help in understanding the usage of the commands. The commands used install various software and the corresponding file types. I would also like to know the usage of various softwares that are available in fedora by default.
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First, to install software, always start with the package manager---may be called something like "Add/Remove Applications"

For the command line, go to and get the Bash Guide for Beginners
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You might want to examine the actual Fedora documentation:
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Check out the following links:
Also google "linux tutorials" or some specific problems.
Every linux command has manual pages. You can access it from the command line by:
man name_of_the_command
Check also the command 'apropos' - it might let you find the right command for a task.
Generally, google is your best friend. If you ask a question on any forum it's much better
when you post a SPECIFIC problem, not some general enquiries about eg. basic linux commands
(if you google 'linux basic commands' you'll get a lot of very useful pages)

When it comes to installing program on fedora, you need to know 'yum', eg:
yum install bluefish
It will install a program called bluefish. For more information on 'yum' check its manual pages ('man yum')
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Your post asks the common questions every linux newbie has in mind... and sadly the answers are only had after reading tutorials. Go make use the links pointed to by the members above you'll profit much from them. Goodluck.

Wait, don't forget to download the tutorial linked in my signature below, it is a well written tutorial, quite old though but can well lay the foundations every newbie must know.
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