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r0k
March 13th, 2009, 06:58 PM
would sombody please give me a good place to learn all the commands to run this OS through the terminal??

mobilediesel
March 13th, 2009, 07:01 PM
would sombody please give me a good place to learn all the commands to run this OS through the terminal??

http://www.linuxcommand.org/ is a good place to start. basic commands plus scripting.
http://lowfatlinux.com/
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/newto/

inobe
March 13th, 2009, 07:03 PM
a list of 350 linux commands

http://www.linuxcmd.org/

choose your language and begin

Bölvağur
March 13th, 2009, 07:19 PM
and if you cannot remember what a command/program does or how the parameters are.. like ls for an example:

quick info (may not contain what you need)

ls --help
and more in

man ls

mcla0203
March 13th, 2009, 07:21 PM
Here's my list of commonly used commands:
http://www.csref.info/Unix/Useful_Functions.html

Good luck.

mobilediesel
March 13th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Here's my list of commonly used commands:
http://www.csref.info/Unix/Useful_Functions.html

Good luck.

That's a good one. I've been using Ubuntu for a year and I'm still no expert!

Eisenwinter
March 13th, 2009, 07:51 PM
Or alternatively you can press TAB 2 times in the shell, to find out commands, and then read about them with man command or command --h[elp]

SunnyRabbiera
March 13th, 2009, 07:55 PM
Lucky for you though Ubuntu has little need for the commandline, as it has many good gui tools in it.

Eisenwinter
March 13th, 2009, 08:04 PM
Lucky for you
Why lucky? I think the command line is a wonderful tool, and every user should feel comfortable with it, because when you do, nothing stops you.

mobilediesel
March 13th, 2009, 08:13 PM
Why lucky? I think the command line is a wonderful tool, and every user should feel comfortable with it, because when you do, nothing stops you.

Definitely. Sure, you don't *need* the command line but there are things that are much faster when you can tap the keyboard a few times and get stuff done! better than aim the mouse pointer, click, aim the mouse pointer somewhere else, double-click, ad infinitum.

The GUI has it's pros and cons and so does the command line. I use both for whatever is appropriate at the time.

ubuntu27
March 13th, 2009, 08:24 PM
You can download the Unix/Linux Command Cheat Sheet (http://fosswire.com/post/2007/08/unixlinux-command-cheat-sheet/) by FOSSwire (http://fosswire.com/)

It is a "cheat sheet" that covers basic commands that it is most likely used. It is offered in PDF.
I recommend you to print it and paste it on your wall or put it somewhere that it is quickly accessible.

r0k
March 13th, 2009, 08:35 PM
thank you all! i will book mark some of those sites!! im trying to install a game and am having a hard time could anybody help me please!

ubuntu27
March 13th, 2009, 11:15 PM
thank you all! i will book mark some of those sites!! im trying to install a game and am having a hard time could anybody help me please!

I highly recommend you to start a NEW thread and post about what game you would like to install and what version..
Also, post any other relevant information such as what Video Card you have.

People who are looking to help are more likely to see your post if there is zero replies.


Good Luck!