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March 8th, 2009, 06:17 AM
how do i run a program through a terminal?

March 8th, 2009, 06:21 AM
or where is a good referance to linux commands?

March 8th, 2009, 06:31 AM
Most of the time, you just type the name of the program that you want to run.



March 8th, 2009, 06:42 AM
The advice above is correct.

Also, to learn about commands available on a related topic, such as networking, use the "apropos" command in the terminal, like:

apropos networking
This will return a list of manpages related to networking.

When you find a manpage (short for manual page) you are interested in looking at for more information about the specific command (i.e. "ifconfig"), use the "man" command to view it, like:

man ifconfig

Some manpages are more easy to understand than others, but after spending some time with them, you'll probably learn to understand them better and appreciate them more.

Good luck! Cheers!