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Old 01-01-2017, 05:23 AM   #1
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Where to find a concise introduction to using the Console?


Either online or in book form, for beginners. It should explain how to use various common commands such as sudo. I have heard of sudo etc but do not know what they do or how to use them. It should also show how to move from folder to folder, etc etc.

Thanks
 
Old 01-01-2017, 05:27 AM   #2
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Here's something I found&liked. There's sooooo much! GREAT to see you want to get into CLI
ENJOY! Best wishes! (I'm sure other LQ'ers will come along with their fav's, esp gook ol' Rute
p.s. What books does your local library have? (IF you want to give library's website, I'd be happy to search&pick some for you)
Also, I tried this search: (in Google, you can add like: intitle:sudo)
unix|linux simple basic beginner command tutorial cd ls
unix|linux simple basic beginner command tutorial intitle:sudo
But *concise* is your key request here! maybe: http://freeengineer.org/learnUNIXin10minutes.html

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Old 01-01-2017, 07:22 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by grumpyskeptic View Post
Either online or in book form, for beginners. It should explain how to use various common commands such as sudo. I have heard of sudo etc but do not know what they do or how to use them. It should also show how to move from folder to folder, etc etc.

Thanks
I like to provide the following for queries like yours;
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Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;


1 Linux Documentation Project
2 Rute Tutorial & exposition
3 Linux Command Guide
4 Bash Beginners Guide
5
Bash Reference Manual
6
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
7
Linux Newbie Admin Guide
8
LinuxSelfHelp
9
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide

The above links and others can be found at '
Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 01-01-2017, 07:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jjanel View Post
Also, I tried this search: (in Google, you can add like: intitle:sudo)
unix|linux simple basic beginner command tutorial cd ls
unix|linux simple basic beginner command tutorial intitle:sudo
For as long as I have been using Linux I never knew about the unix|linux or the intitle:.

NICE New Years tip! Thanks.

Let me add one I did know: -something
Until today, this is how I would have searched
Code:
linux simple basic beginner command tutorial sudo -windows
First hit using that:
Linux 101: Introduction to sudo

Going to be a good day today. Happy New Years everyone!
= = = = =
Bold italics - mine
 
Old 01-01-2017, 08:03 AM   #5
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@ grumpyskeptic - I realize it isn't exactly what you asked about but just wanted to cover another option

Do you know about man pages? man = manual
Code:
man sudo
This will give you the manual for at least 90% of the commands an applications.
Code:
SUDO(8)                                                 BSD System Manager's Manual                                                SUDO(8)

NAME
     sudo, sudoedit — execute a command as another user

SYNOPSIS
     sudo -h | -K | -k | -V
     sudo -v [-AknS] [-a type] [-g group] [-h host] [-p prompt] [-u user]
     sudo -l [-AknS] [-a type] [-g group] [-h host] [-p prompt] [-U user] [-u user] [command]
     sudo [-AbEHnPS] [-a type] [-C num] [-c class] [-g group] [-h host] [-p prompt] [-r role] [-t type] [-u user] [VAR=value] [-i | -s]
          [command]
     sudoedit [-AknS] [-a type] [-C num] [-c class] [-g group] [-h host] [-p prompt] [-u user] file ...

DESCRIPTION
     sudo allows a permitted user to execute a command as the superuser or another user, as specified by the security policy.

     sudo supports a plugin architecture for security policies and input/output logging.  Third parties can develop and distribute their
     own policy and I/O logging plugins to work seamlessly with the sudo front end.  The default security policy is sudoers, which is con‐
{ ... snip ... snip ..}

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Old 01-01-2017, 09:19 AM   #6
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If you want a book I highly recommend "Visual Quickstart Guide Unix and Linux". Their also called bunny books (cause they has a picture of a white bunny on them). And for systems administration there's the O'reilly books.. Both very good named brand books IMO..

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Old 01-01-2017, 02:47 PM   #7
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For as long as I have been using Linux I never knew about the unix|linux or the intitle:.
The originator.

Happy New Year, Sector11
 
  


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