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Old 11-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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Question How to learn Linux?

Hi Friends?

I just joined this community in hopes to learn unix/linux. As I recently started working in unix and solaris environment I am struggling to utilize all the commands in unix and memorizing them. I believe there should be way to remember them strategically.
So friends need your help to find the solution, please pour in your suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

Old 11-12-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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There are a whole bunch of resources online that will help you.

There are a number of cheat sheets that you could print out and have handy.
ie: is a good introduction, that takes you through pretty much everything you will need to get you started.

If you have something specific that you cant quiet get a grasp on, ask away on these forums..
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Something that you might find helpful -->
Old 11-12-2011, 10:23 PM   #4
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This might be helpful
Also remember you have a friend named "manual pages" for almost every program
all you need to do is open the terminal and type: man (program name)
$man ls
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Read thoughtfully the answers in this and other similar threads too.
Old 11-13-2011, 10:26 AM   #6
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I take it 'working' does not mean paid employment. Linux does not necessarily involve the command line but it is an option. If you must 'look under the hood' you have to get dirty hands and be in for some sweat and toil. That said (and I did look up the references) consider these two points:

1. where do I look if I don't know what I am looking for,i.e., man what? p.s. K man is still an approximation
2. how does it all fit together

Old 11-13-2011, 10:48 PM   #7
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Some good links above. It would help if you specified which Linux distro.
If this is for work on Linux servers, you'll need to know the cmd line; most aren't installed with a GUI.
This is a very good resource for manuals for all types of Linux

For Solaris, start here and also

Note that Solaris cmds are not always the same as Linux ones, especially arguments/params/output.

Also be sure which version of Solaris you are using...

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Old 11-14-2011, 12:07 AM   #8
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one of the best recipes for linux -
1 cup 'trial'
1 cup 'error'
3tbl sp. 'google'
and a dash of LQ.
More realisticlly, is good for command line and learning the innerworkings. also search google images for 'command line wallpaper linux'. you should get a pic of all the basic commands, organized by function. would post it, but i am on my psp haha. i used this at first, and still reference it. good luck.
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There's also a wealth of resources at The Linux Documentation Project.
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Cheat sheets, man pages, ask questions and practise practise practise is how I figured out what I know. You can memorise all the cheat sheets and man pages you want but unless you actually practise it wont sink in.


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