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Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:02 pm Reply and quote this post
Does anyone know a good site, that can tell all or almost the linux functions. You know what I mean to type in code and it like does this and that. Can someone give a brief history of linux. I am a newbie at linux, any good stories? That you will like to share, and this is all about linux area.
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Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:20 am Reply and quote this post
I've been building a little site which has some of the things you're asking for. You can find it at my site.

Console commands that are useful:
sudo (runs a command as super user).
nano (basic text editor).
top (non-gui 'task manager')
ls <directory> (lists the folders and files in a directory).

man <command> or <command> --help will help you if you want to see what these do.

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Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:32 pm Reply and quote this post
ls (similar to "dir" in dos - lists all files in a directory)
cd (changes directory - e.g cd /etc/X11)
rm (deletes files)
su (gives yourself root priviliges - if you have ubuntu use sudo instead)
mc (midnight commander, like the dos shell)

type man (commandname) to see help on that command

when using cd you can use shortcuts like this:

cd ..  (this goes up one directory)

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