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Old 10-14-2004, 01:02 PM   #1
treehead
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mv c:\WINDOWS /dev/null; mount /dev/hda


;my subject is, of course, humorous. please don't correct the obviously invalid syntax.

;hello to everyone. my handle is treehead. i've been lurking around the forums for a few weeks now and thought i'd join the site.

;i've been interested in computers and hacking around on them since i was 11 years old or so. i currently hold a position at a small educational institution managing all technologies related issues. despite all my "experience," i am a complete unix newbie--which includes linux.

;i hope i can learn a lot from everyone here, and hopefully i can assist others along the way as well. i look forward to getting to know you all.

;as a way to make this thread a bit more interesting, i thought i might pose a question to you:

;what was the highest hurdle you had to clear when you first began learning linux?

;that is: what was the single hardest thing for you to grasp or learn or figure out? a particular command? partitioning? which distro to use? the differences between linux and another OS?

;treehead
 
Old 10-14-2004, 01:18 PM   #2
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The simple, basic idea that *everything* is a file.

You can tell someone this fact, but it's something that you need to experience in action in order to fully comprehend.

cat /dev/psaux
is a pretty cool start :P
 
Old 10-15-2004, 10:29 AM   #3
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Re: mv c:\WINDOWS /dev/null; mount /dev/hda

Quote:
Originally posted by treehead
;my subject is, of course, humorous. please don't correct the obviously invalid syntax.

;hello to everyone. my handle is treehead. i've been lurking around the forums for a few weeks now and thought i'd join the site.

;i've been interested in computers and hacking around on them since i was 11 years old or so. i currently hold a position at a small educational institution managing all technologies related issues. despite all my "experience," i am a complete unix newbie--which includes linux.

;i hope i can learn a lot from everyone here, and hopefully i can assist others along the way as well. i look forward to getting to know you all.

;as a way to make this thread a bit more interesting, i thought i might pose a question to you:

;what was the highest hurdle you had to clear when you first began learning linux?

;that is: what was the single hardest thing for you to grasp or learn or figure out? a particular command? partitioning? which distro to use? the differences between linux and another OS?

;treehead
UMM wheres the On Button? or was it the Fsk or grep? hmm lemme tink, no it was how do I switch this bloody thing off lol

ctrl alt backspace is a wonderfull thing to find tadadaaaaa NO serioulsy I find the differences thing a major pain in the rear end to use - so I dont - I look for the rpms and let SuSe YOU sort out the rest.


Sorry that should've read YaST
 
Old 10-15-2004, 03:02 PM   #4
treehead
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pretty "cool," eh?

Quote:
cat /dev/psaux
is a pretty cool start :P
;not that i actually tried this without checking it out first, but i think other "newbies" would consider this taking advantage of their ignorance for a laugh.

;this kind of response does not instill trust or confidence in a new user--something of which the linux community is short supply right now--especially at the so-called "end-user" level.

;next time, either save the joke or qualify it a little more than with a "smiley" ok?

;treehead
 
Old 10-15-2004, 06:23 PM   #5
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The toughest thing I had to overcome was searching on all these forums trying to figure out what command I needed to use to search the whole filesystem (also know as drives in the MS world) to FIND a file. Then I stumbled across #man find what a revelation. All the directions are actually ON the computer. Way cool.

You may be wondering what FILE I was trying to find... well (and I have this memorized) /var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock. It's a FILE, right? Like everything ELSE on my Linux box. After about a weeks worth of evenings spent poking and proding through every peice of info I could get (I actually printed out the 1,082 page MySQL manual (at work)), I discovered that 1) it's not a damn FILE till the MySQL server starts and 2) the server wouldn't start because it couldn't find the file. Well... I learned a LOT about rights and permissions : )

Sorry so long... Take care.
 
Old 10-19-2004, 08:53 AM   #6
treehead
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Originally posted by chashutch
<snip>
Well... I learned a LOT about rights and permissions : )

Sorry so long... Take care.
;there's a significant difference b/t windows acl's (access control lists) and unix permissions which i cannot say i entirely understand yet. i have a server running samba at work though, so i need to!

;treehead
 
  


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