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    Command-Line Tutorial on the Command-Line?

    I want to systematically learn to use the command-line. There's lots of tutorials on the web, but I'd like to know if there's one you can actually run in the terminal itself (like vimtutor, for example). Anyone know of anything?

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    Re: Command-Line Tutorial on the Command-Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathansizz View Post
    I want to systematically learn to use the command-line. There's lots of tutorials on the web, but I'd like to know if there's one you can actually run in the terminal itself (like vimtutor, for example). Anyone know of anything?
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    Re: Command-Line Tutorial on the Command-Line?

    Run these commands for tutorials on different things. It might give you a lot more info than you need (particularly on the bash one) though

    man bash
    man ls
    man cd
    man rm
    man mv

    YOu can type man before pretty much anything to get a detailed explanation of what it is and how to use it, at least for CLI apps (not sure if GUI apps have man pages very often)
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    Re: Command-Line Tutorial on the Command-Line?

    i just googled, and found some good pages:


    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UsingTheTerminal

    this page had links to other pages:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=990636

    tons of code references on this page:
    http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty

    http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1226928

    hope this helps.

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    Re: Command-Line Tutorial on the Command-Line?

    rhythmmiccycle, you can try an INX live-cd - all CLI with tutorials you work through to learn how to navigate directories, manage packages, and work with files. The INX live CD is setup with IRC chat, web browsers, email (via gmail), file management, and even listening to streaming music and playing CDs, as well as the ability to use wifi. Its an awesome learning tool!

    MarshaG.

    http://inx.maincontent.net/

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    Re: Command-Line Tutorial on the Command-Line?

    Hi jonathonsizz,

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathansizz View Post
    I want to systematically learn to use the command-line. There's lots of tutorials on the web, but I'd like to know if there's one you can actually run in the terminal itself (like vimtutor, for example). Anyone know of anything?
    vimtutor is pretty cool . Have you thought perhaps of immersing yourself in the commandline for a couple of specific applications? This would be an alternative to attempting to line commandline syntax by rote. Perhaps email and media conversion:

    [Howto] Use Mutt with Gmail
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1021746

    HOWTO: Install and use the latest FFmpeg and x264
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=786095

    I suspect if you make the commandline a part of your computing activities you cannot fail to learn.

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    Re: Command-Line Tutorial on the Command-Line?

    +1 to INX

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    Re: Command-Line Tutorial on the Command-Line?

    Quote Originally Posted by marshag63 View Post
    rhythmmiccycle, you can try an INX live-cd - all CLI with tutorials you work through to learn how to navigate directories, manage packages, and work with files. The INX live CD is setup with IRC chat, web browsers, email (via gmail), file management, and even listening to streaming music and playing CDs, as well as the ability to use wifi. Its an awesome learning tool!

    MarshaG.

    http://inx.maincontent.net/

    i tried the INX live-cd, its great, thanks for the tip.

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