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Old 05-24-2004, 01:11 PM   #1
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ewbie questions CLI & task manager :)

I am an absolute newbie,( well i have got redhat 9.0 up and running, so i have taken my first step)

can some one tell me how to get the command line interface going.

i tried to do run followed by cmd (coming from a windows background) did not work

can some one also tell me how to get task manager( itried ctrl+alt+del)

can you guys point me to a redhat 9.0 primer (for absolute newbies)
Old 05-24-2004, 01:26 PM   #2
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You are in a totally different world, my newbie friend. The CLI is way different than Windows; to run programs you just type the name of the application. There are multiple task managers: in GNOME (the Red Hat default Desktop Environment) the 'System Monitor' should be under Applications/System Tools. There's also
ps ax
from the CLI to list running processes. A good thing to do is to
man command-name
whenever you need to use a new command. You'll find reading the documentation helps a good bit. Another good idea is to use the search here at LQ. If you using it for this question you'll see it has been asked multiple times. Good luck and welcome to Linux!
Old 05-24-2004, 03:07 PM   #3
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few things about RH9.

1. no longer supported and is considered legacy. do a google serch for fedoralegacy and yum.

2. as for getting to the CLI there are a few ways to do it.

ctrl+alt+F1-F5 will get you to new terminals. these are all CLI only, but you can startx in them if you wish.

the easier way to get to a terminal is to click on the redhat (main menue) then its under system settings (i think, its one of the lower system something) and near the bottom is a black window. right click it and put it in your panel.

then when ever you want/need to do something in the CLI you can just click that black box on your pannle (task bar for windows area) and you will be given a white screen that you can do what ever you need in the CLI.

that will give you great detail about useing the bash terminals.


that last one also has a short compairison between DOS and CLI commands.

Old 05-24-2004, 04:27 PM   #4
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thanks for the links dude

what is fedoralegacy & yum

i thought redhat 9.0 was the latest, how could it be legacy already

what do you mean by CLI only?

i found the terminal, is terminal the best CLI?


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