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Old 10-05-2007, 04:01 PM   #1
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Cool Terminal Tutorial please?

I've realized EVERYTHING needs knowledge of the terminal that dauntingly looms over me like the overcast of a storm to come (I should be a novelist!) any way, is there a tutorial or something i can be redirected to?
Old 10-05-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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Well, there is plenty of documents out there. is one place to start. Otherwise you have the slackbook. Thats for slackware, but much of it can be used in other distros.
Old 10-05-2007, 04:06 PM   #3
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Lots. Google "linux command line newbie" and you'll get tons. I personally like the RUTE tutorial. But here's a few more:
Old 10-05-2007, 05:26 PM   #4
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"Bash Guide for Beginners" ---at

man -k <keyword> ---this gives you all the commands relating to typical functions

info coreutils ---summary of some of the more common commands
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Rep: Reputation: 293Reputation: 293Reputation: 293 is very good. Here is the one that I learned the basics from:

Do this: Make some test files and folders in your home directory. Fill them with junk files and folders. Practice basic commands like ls, mv, cat, rm, ln, mkdir, chown, chmod, and others on them. That way you can play around and see how the commands work without fear of messing up important system files. That is how I learned and it helped a lot.


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