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Old 12-24-2016, 09:05 AM   #1
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Want to learn Linux the CLI way instead of Gui


Greetings and happy holiday to everyone!

I am new to Linux. Can anyone help guide a little bit? Any Good websites or Youtube videos that you guys can recommend?

Would be greatly appreciated.

-Ray
 
Old 12-24-2016, 09:27 AM   #2
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Hi Ray, welcome to the forum

Take a look at these sites...

http://linuxsurvival.com/linux-tutorial-introduction/

http://ryanstutorials.net/linuxtutorial/

http://linuxcommand.org/

Regards...
 
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Old 12-24-2016, 09:31 AM   #3
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Welcome.

One good starting point would the The Linux Command Line, at least Part I gets you started. I recommend going through Part I in detail. The other parts of TLCL may or may not be interesting. However, whenever you see a new utility or a known one used in a new way, always check the manual page. The manual pages vary in length and quality but are the next most authoritative resource after the source code itself. So for ls you could see the manual page like this:

Code:
man ls
man bash
man man
Same for the default shell, bash, and even the manual utility itself, man.

Edit: don't be scared of the bash page. It's just a reference and you can search it with / and ?

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Old 12-24-2016, 09:48 AM   #4
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For me if I comment out ie # like so:
Code:
#/usr/bin/sddm
in Debian, /etc/X11/default-display-manager
then it skips my login page and goes straight to
( see next posts) CLI login;
Code:
startx
as you may know gets you to the default GUI or others.

Here's a good link to learn searching: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...og.php?b=35750
and one for [code]vi[/code]: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...og.php?b=37249

...have fun, free!

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Old 12-24-2016, 01:01 PM   #5
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The systemd way is:

# systemctl --set-default multi-user.target

With graphical.target being the default. Via things in /etc/systemd/system/ in debian. I just install via debootstrap which is a minimal install that lacks graphics until you install them. As far as sites.

tldp.org

AKA the linux documentation project, which dates back over a decade. Bear in mind that some of the documentation is a decade out of date (or more). So reference other things like the man page / info page / project website and such. Luckily debian has apt-file, although fedoras dnf seemed to have similar capabilities, arches pkgfile was much more limited IMO.

$ apt-file find bin/ls

$ apt-cache show coreutils

$ man ls

$ ls --help

And various other routes like examining the contents of /usr/share/doc/ and stuff.

$ apt-file list coreutils | grep -i bin | less

To list the executables in a package. Although distro specific to debian based distros that have apt-file.
 
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Old 12-24-2016, 01:22 PM   #6
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Funny I was just in that folder /etc/systemd/ thinking I should get to know it /etc/systemd/system/ does point to /etc/X11/default-display-manager but I now remember that my comment gets overwritten with some updates. So, thanks Shadow_7!

Debian also lets you back to a text login from the GUI login manager or there are often GUI setting to enable a CLI boot, then when you startx it goes to the login manager...
 
Old 12-24-2016, 05:19 PM   #7
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Greetings and happy holiday to everyone!

I am new to Linux. Can anyone help guide a little bit? Any Good websites or Youtube videos that you guys can recommend?

Would be greatly appreciated.

-Ray
You can sign up for free at https://www.udemy.com. They have many courses including linux; like linux commands usage, scripting, sysadmin and more. Some are FREE and some are paid courses. You can also supplement your linux knowledge with popular scripting languages like python. There are many FREE courses on python in udemy.com

Good luck and practice what you learn!
 
Old 12-24-2016, 08:38 PM   #8
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Dann Washco's Linux in the Shell is an excellent resource.

One thing you could do is learn how to use a command line mail client (my favorite is Mutt) and a command line browser such as lynx, links. elinks, or w3m. My favorite is w3m; it allows for tabbed browsing and can display image files. In the process of setting up a command line email client, you learn a lot of configuring rc files and the like, plus you learn about using a text editor.

I did a podcast about Mutt last year. You might find some of the links in the show notes useful.

The Linux Documentation Project has some wonderful references. It's in need of updating as regards some of the content, particularly its Samba references since Samba v. 4 was released, but the command line really hasn't changed significantly, except possibly as regards the init system since SystemD became a thing.
 
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http://coewww.rutgers.edu/www1/linux...ute/index.html
 
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Greetings and happy holiday to everyone!

I am new to Linux. Can anyone help guide a little bit? Any Good websites or Youtube videos that you guys can recommend?

Would be greatly appreciated.

-Ray
Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding, some may seem dated but still valid information;


Have fun & enjoy!
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