Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 06-16-2004, 01:04 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jun 2004
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Lost and Confused

Help help help

I am really bad off here; I'm on Lindows and I have no clue how to open just about any file extension, I seem to have no 'command prompt' of any sort and I am just dazed right now; somebody talk me down!!

I need to know:

- where there is a command prompt I can access
- how to open .sh files
- why I'm feeling so scared by this thing when it shouldn't be so terrifying

Last edited by Nightwing; 06-16-2004 at 01:10 AM.
Old 06-16-2004, 01:15 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Illinois
Distribution: Fedora 2
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
I am also a Newbie, and I don't know how to answer your question except to look for something called Terminal. I just installed Mandrake 10 and there is an icon for the terminal on what would correspond to the Windows taskbar.

Just relax; remember, you can always reinstall stuff
Old 06-16-2004, 01:28 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,113

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Re: Lost and Confused

Originally posted by Nightwing
- where there is a command prompt I can access
- how to open .sh files
- why I'm feeling so scared by this thing when it shouldn't be so terrifying
Not sure about Lindows. Look for something that looks like or says 'shell'. You may (should) be able to hit 'Ctrl-Alt-F2 (or F3 or whatever) and get a console.

Run a .sh file (which is a shell script) by doing



And breathe. It'll be great.
Old 06-16-2004, 01:37 AM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: ArkLinux Alpha 11
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Typing sh <file> might also work for shell scripts.

Last edited by wrepti; 06-16-2004 at 01:38 AM.
Old 06-16-2004, 01:52 AM   #5
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: lost in the midwest...
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,098

Rep: Reputation: 54
you're scared cuz it's not windows...and you're totally used to windows and .exe's...but really, like digiot said..breathe, and it will be fine. you are just coming out of the micro$oft fog...and you'll soon realize what a strange and wonderful new world you've entered...and how nice it is.

dunno if this will help, but it might?


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lost panel in Gnome -- now I'm completely lost! webwench Linux - Newbie 3 04-30-2005 02:38 AM
Lost mouse after reboot+lost modem BACTRATE Mandriva 3 04-07-2005 07:45 AM
power lost from cable modem, interface lost a10392 Linux - Networking 4 11-16-2004 10:01 AM
C++ templates + linked lists... lost.. very lost.. exodist Programming 2 05-13-2004 12:04 AM
Confused-Lost-disappointed!! maestro52 Linux - Hardware 7 11-30-2003 01:43 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration