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raviteja.kvns 09-09-2012 02:52 AM

to know about linux
 
how to get command on linux as I am a beginner & also tell me the short cut keys in l

leosubhadeep 09-09-2012 04:35 AM

The source is open, dude!
 
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Originally Posted by raviteja.kvns (Post 4775981)
how to get command on linux as I am a beginner & also tell me the short cut keys in l

First open a terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+T. In there type
Code:

echo $SHELL
to know which shell you are using.


Considering you're using BASH shell, find major commands here: http://www.mediacollege.com/linux/command/linux-command.html

Prior to getting into the site stated above, you might want to consider reading this one: http://www.mediacollege.com/linux/command-tutorial/

And this one is for intermediate users who somehow know the terms of linux: http://ss64.com/bash/

Hope this helps. :) (and I deserve some reputation, lol :P )

chrism01 09-09-2012 08:18 PM

Good tutorial http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

suicidaleggroll 09-09-2012 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by leosubhadeep (Post 4776017)
First open a terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+T.

What makes you think ctrl+alt+T will open a terminal on his system? We don't even know what distro or DE he's using. ctrl+alt+T certainly doesn't work on my computer...

OP - we need more details about your system, as every Linux distribution is different.

frankbell 09-09-2012 09:58 PM

Short cut keys are configurable. There is no combination of shortcuts (or "keybindings," to use the term more common with Linux) that can be considered default for all flavors of Linux.

For a good reference, you might start with Garrels's Introduction to Linux.

http://tille.garrels.be/training/tldp/

You can find a wealth of resources at The Linux Documentation Project.

Inkit 09-09-2012 10:55 PM

Get a usb drive.
Download unetboot on your windows system and install any linux distribution from the list provided.
Change the boot order in your bios and boot from usb.
Do whatever you want. Even if you crash your system, no worries, nothing is saved, but you've gotten some experience, which in many cases is much better than knowledge.

In my opinion, there's no way to learn to ride a bicycle than by riding one. You have to do things to learn. If I waited to learn how to use Linux before I started, believe me, I'll still be waiting.

ravi_nandula 09-10-2012 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by raviteja.kvns (Post 4775981)
how to get command on linux as I am a beginner & also tell me the short cut keys in l

Try to find any of the "REDHAT TRAINING"( RHEL 5 is good) materials.You will learn things step by step if you follow those books.

RHEL 6 books is not informative....try to get the previous version books.

Thanks,
Ravi

TheIndependentAquarius 09-10-2012 04:12 AM

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Originally Posted by leosubhadeep (Post 4776017)
First open a terminal by pressing ctrl+alt+T.

ctrl+alt+T doesn't show anything on my computer.
Alt+F2 does.

Also, you didn't tell him "which" terminal to open!
What are the kinds of terminals available? :)

And before all that - What the hell is a "terminal"?

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Originally Posted by leosubhadeep (Post 4776017)
and I deserve some reputation, lol :P )

*Cough* *Cough*
;-)

ravi_nandula 09-10-2012 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by raviteja.kvns (Post 4775981)
how to get command on linux as I am a beginner & also tell me the short cut keys in l

You can Check this too.......

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/5....ide/index.html

Thanks

leosubhadeep 09-10-2012 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Anisha Kaul (Post 4776658)
ctrl+alt+T doesn't show anything on my computer.
Alt+F2 does.

In my system ctrl+alt+T perfectly opens a terminal, I use Unity. And we were not talking about your system firstly; secondly if ctrl+alt+T did not open a terminal in OP's system, he would certainly find the proper shortcut- even a kid has such common sense.

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Also, you didn't tell him "which" terminal to open!
What are the kinds of terminals available? :)
It doesn't matter what kinds of terminals are available- the intention was to know the shell being used easily. I just pointed out one option and I am not here to show-off unnecessarily by telling one "which" terminal to open and "What are the kinds of terminals available". OP didn't ask for such "enlightening" fundamentals.

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And before all that - What the hell is a "terminal"?
Write a blog on it. It's a thread of one who wanted to know commands. If he needs, tutor him.

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*Cough* *Cough*
;-)
You missed the part - I used a "lol" clearly meaning I was kidding, I have more reputation over the internet than LQ can give me, with all due respects to LQ and its esteemed members including you, so I don't need but rather appreciate it when I can help someone out in real sense. ;-) [What is the shortcut of "wink" smiley in BB code? ;) ]

Lastly, instead of helping the OP, please don't waste your existing energy and knowledge where it's not necessary at all.
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leosubhadeep 09-10-2012 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by suicidaleggroll (Post 4776427)
What makes you think ctrl+alt+T will open a terminal on his system? We don't even know what distro or DE he's using. ctrl+alt+T certainly doesn't work on my computer...

I'm sorry, I just wanted to let OP know about his shell. The key-trio works in my system, I use Ubuntu so I used my shortcut, not going deep about terminals and their shortcuts. OP will certainly find the proper shortcut and know the shell he is using, that was what I thought. The thread is to let someone point to some resources about linux commands, as far as I can understand. I just wanted to help out, please be calm! :)

@OP: suicidaleggroll is right, we can help you out only after knowing more about your system.


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