I am new to Linux and have already been helped tremendously by the forums. I don't exactly know how to ask this question but I'm going to do the best that I can. To better understand Linux I am read a book called "Linux for Dummies". The book is very informative has has provided a large bit of information thus far. With that said I have reached a part that I can't seem to get past, on the technical end that is at least. If you so happen to have the book or want to torrent it quickly the part I'm getting stuck on is on page 112. Anyway her is where I run into some problems. It begins by saying access the Terminal program which I have figured out how to do. After saying that it says for example if I typed /etc and typed ls I should see what is shown on this page but I do not. Basically what he has open is a window that says rich@testbox: /etc and he typed in ls somewhere and there are all these files with different names and different colors signifying their specific functions and what they are used for. What I'm asking is basically how do I view these files or how do I enter the command to view these files in this folder? It says if I type ls -a that I should be able to view hidden ones as well but I can't seem to figure that out either. Basically I am just trying to figure out what to do here next and whatever help anyone would like to give is greatly appreciated! Thanks!