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September 24th, 2008, 09:54 AM
Hi i just moved to linux the other day from windows,and am loving it but i would like to learn how to use most of the commands that are used in linux.ie i would love to know how work more effeciently on the black screen,how would you help some one like me who is wants to become one of the best in linux?????

September 24th, 2008, 09:56 AM
This is a very good overall tutorial in Linux, which will include how to use the command line to get things done:


September 24th, 2008, 09:56 AM
Google around :)

Clicky (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=opera&rls=en&hs=LKQ&q=linux+terminal+commands&btnG=Search)

September 24th, 2008, 11:04 AM
i would love to know how work more effeciently on the black screen,

Your best bet would be to start with this "black screen" command
info coreutils which will explain more about what you can do and what commands and syntax are used to do it.

September 24th, 2008, 11:08 AM

September 24th, 2008, 12:11 PM
Have a look at The Linux Documentation Site:


Very good site with HOWTO's etc

September 24th, 2008, 12:21 PM
A few most used commands for learning.

Find out what commands are available. Basically, just a listing of the directories where commands are usually located.

ls /bin
ls /sbin/
ls /usr/sbin
ls /usr/bin/

Most commands are pretty descriptive by name. But the one thing that every decent *nix command has, and which is unvaluable when exploring and learning your system.

man <whatever-command>

This will give you an extensive documentation regarding the use and options for each command.

You could use google for those same words. usually this will give you the same output as the man command itself, but in an easier format to read. (Or you could configure vi to do syntaxhighlighting and use as manpage viewer)