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Old 11-29-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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I'm new to Linux

I am new to Linux. I've already learn and installed Slackware. I am now building a new server and installing Redhat ES version 4. I would like some reading material and/or websites I can browse for help. Can you please help? I appreciate your help! Thanks
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Kinda vague as to what it is you're after and wanting to read up on. The Tutorials section on this site is a good place to start for specific areas of interest, whilst might be useful if you're setting up a server environment, as that site covers web server, e-mail server, file + print sharing, etc. along with security principals.

Anything else, maybe let us know what areas you're interested in learning more about
Old 11-29-2005, 01:38 PM   #3
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Thanks! I'm trying to learn everything from understanding the installation, commands, system structure, etc. I learned Slackware pretty well and now I'm trying to understand and learn Redhat. I come from a Windows back ground. I've read lots of material and its greek to me. I will look search the link you gave me and see what I can find. Again, thanks!
Old 11-29-2005, 02:13 PM   #4
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Other site worth checking out is tldp with detailed guides in the guides section. There are also good articles here. Also worth checking out is Linux-Newbie Administrator Guide.

Old 11-29-2005, 02:57 PM   #5
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Try this:

man <command>

man less
man cat
man pico
man vi
man grep
man ifconfig
man lsmod
man tar
man gzip

or use xman
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How about right here? There are lots of on-line resources right on this site, in other areas (such as the Wiki, or on-line encyclopedia). A huge search facility where you can discover that almost any question you could ask has been asked, and answered, before.

I suggest that you keep a diary ... a number-two pencil and a spiral notebook ... so that you can write-down what you have done, what questions you have, the answers to those questions. Pace yourself: a diary enables you to "never forget" the questions you have when they seem to all come in a great big flood.

There's also a lot of on-line documentation that is distributed with any distro, and copies of it are available on the distro web-sites.

Pick a topic and skim it, at first, writing down other topics that you want to skim in your diary but not diverting your attention immediately to that topic. Take your time. There's a lot to know, and you'll never quite finish doing it.
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Here you GO.
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if you are trying to learn anything about linux especially RH
i think this manual for you
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One step at a time.....
Take one issue at a time: My latest was shell scripting. I read the bash manual by Machtelt Garrels (on TLDP, I think). Then I bought a book called "Classic Shell Scripting" (O'Reilly). Then I read tutorials on sed and awk. Now after 5 weeks, I can sort of write a shell script.

For any question, proceed roughly in this order:
1. man <command>
2. info coreutils
3. Google
4. Come to LQ and search
5. Come to LQ and ask
Old 11-30-2005, 07:07 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the help. I see I have a lot to read and you better believe I'm keeping a journal of all I've done and what I'm learning... Again.. I appreciate everyone's help... Becca


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