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Old 04-07-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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How to keep busy at this forum?


I'm new to Linux, but I always try to use it as a daily OS.
Most what I learned comes from the error and way to fix it I searched in Google. But I guess it didn't help at all.

Now I got this forum, how to make a right point to start with Linux?
Anyways, thanks for reading.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 09:55 PM   #2
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Well your already off to a good start as you said you try to use Linux everyday.

Another thing that would help you is to learn the commandline and read the documentation that supports your distribution. That way you will become efficient at running Linux.
http://linuxcommand.org/

You didn't mention what distribution your running so I couldn't give you any more links to learn from.
 
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:18 PM   #3
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Linux hands on is quite important to get a grasp of it.

Reading helps a lot and try to answer questions on this forum and of course don't hesitate to ask for help.

Check out this link:
https://www-uxsup.csx.cam.ac.uk/pub/...0/ch24s04.html

If you to go mobile as well, download some apps that you can carry and learn as you go.
Here's some link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...obileKit&hl=en
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ixhelper&hl=en
 
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Old 04-07-2016, 10:19 PM   #4
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@Ztcoracat:
Firstly, thank you.
Secondly, I use Debian mostly.

I wanna be *unix programmer.
Because the best thing I see at Linux is making script done by time; however, it may require lot of knowledge about handling errors.
You know, I'm quite lazy so I always want make things done by something automatic.

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Old 04-07-2016, 10:25 PM   #5
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@JJJCR:
Thank you, especially about Android apps.
I never heard their names until now.
 
Old 04-07-2016, 10:32 PM   #6
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Cool

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@JJJCR:
Thank you, especially about Android apps.
I never heard their names until now.
No worries, glad I can help. Keep yourself busy with Linux and sooner or later you will realize that you learn a lot of things but still a hungry mind and that needs to learn some more.
 
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Old 04-08-2016, 12:08 PM   #7
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Start simple with command line like changing directories, editing text files with vim, things like that. Good Luck!
 
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Old 04-08-2016, 01:09 PM   #8
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For scripts, get into BASH and others like Perl or Python. Write some scripts. Learn regular expressions, a.k.a. regex, the syntax is very important for things like BASH, AWK, and other utilities. You can do more in a script, with better ease, but I always say that "whatever you can type and run on a command line ... you can script into a BASH script", and that is the whole point. Links for BASH scripting in my signature if you wish.

For programs, C and C++ are great. Install the compiler, if it's nor already there. GCC, G++, and GDB (debugger) and write some programs.

There's a Programming forum in LQ where lots of script and C/C++ program questions are asked, as well as other languages.

Have fun, or go farther and get yourself into a situation where you have to deliver a result as part of your job. That'll get you motivated. And I'm not saying you aren't, but just making the point that immersion and deadlines are pretty tough, but also good teachers.
 
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Old 04-08-2016, 08:46 PM   #9
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@Ztcoracat:
Firstly, thank you.
Secondly, I use Debian mostly.

I wanna be *unix programmer.
Because the best thing I see at Linux is making script done by time; however, it may require lot of knowledge about handling errors.
You know, I'm quite lazy so I always want make things done by something automatic.
You're Welcome

I used to run Debian and I loved it. It's extreamly stable.
You might like Python. Give it a try. I did and like it.
http://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/
http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Pytho...0162772&sr=1-3
 
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:16 AM   #10
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Also, participate in this forum! (And others on this site.) Read the questions as they're asked, read the answers given, and, if you're sure that you know, give answers!

Welcome.

Also: I suggest that a search of this site will often be more helpful than "Google" (or my personal favorite, DuckDuckGo ...), because this site is specific to Linux questions, and it has been around a very long time. Unlike the StackExchange brethren, it also hosts a reasonable number of new posts each day, making it possible for you to keep up with them. The "advanced search" engine here is very well thought-out.

Last edited by sundialsvcs; 04-10-2016 at 09:18 AM.
 
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Old 04-13-2016, 01:17 PM   #11
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Isn't one of the BSD a better choice, if you want to learn UNIX?
I guess a good way to get better is to think up things you think you can automate. Can be as simple as renaming all the files in a folder.
 
Old 04-14-2016, 08:51 AM   #12
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I'm new to Linux, but I always try to use it as a daily OS.
Most what I learned comes from the error and way to fix it I searched in Google. But I guess it didn't help at all.

Now I got this forum, how to make a right point to start with Linux?
Anyways, thanks for reading.
I am a Slacker! I prefer Slackware64 Gnu/Linux for UNIX-Like system to use as my OS. I come from UNIX & Academia so Slackware provides the ideal environment for my systems. Admin is very important for a stable secure system for yourself and users of your systems. Documentation is also very important for new & old Gnu/Linux users, Slackware has the Slackware Doc Project to provide information to new & old Slackware users. Very friendly and supportive official forum for Slackware at LQ is Slackware forum.

If you want to learn a stable Gnu/Linux and learn the intrinsic aspects then my suggestion would be Slackware. Look at Get Slackware Linux if you are interested.

Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
  


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