View Full Version : [ubuntu] Intro to terminal for newbie!

June 5th, 2008, 09:00 PM
Could you kindly suggest any "newbie intros" to terminal or any copy and paste lines that i could try that might give me system info without altering anything..to try! I dabbled with MSDOS in XP and was amused to see the route my IP took to get to my server..


June 5th, 2008, 09:03 PM
For basic system info, enter
uname -a
sudo lspci and
sudo lsusb list the hardware attached through pci/usb on your system.

For a basic terminal guide, visit http://linuxcommand.org/

June 5th, 2008, 09:06 PM
Here is a good one:

June 5th, 2008, 09:09 PM
iwconfig for information on wireless devices =)

sudo to become administrator mode (you will have to enter your password)

apt-get install firefox to install firefox with shell (shell=command prompt)
to start a feature:

sudo /etc/init.d/vsftpd start in this example i start the vsftpd deamon with shell. you will have to change the path to start whatever program you want to start.
Play sudoku in shell:

sudo apt-get install sudoku
then it will ask you y or n for yes or no in the installation process. Select
Then start the programm after the installation by typing

have fun


June 5th, 2008, 09:09 PM
hey u can search for "Beginning Ubuntu Linux - From Novice To Professional (2006).pdf". in google. u can find there are three books related to ubuntu and its application. if u want to know more about bash shell just visit http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginne...ners-Guide.pdf then http://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/abs-guide.pdf and http://monkeyblog.org/ubuntu/installing/ also http://www.linuxcommand.org
And a short overview on bash commands here's a pdf on that page:


There's an excellent guide, called Advanced Bash Scripting, at tldp.org/LDP/abs/abs-guide.pdf
(PDF). There's also an HTML version, tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/. those things relates to bash and terminal and introduction to ubuntu