I've been using Ubuntu for about 4 years now and have usually managed to avoid the command line. I've been spoiled by the GUI!
One of the first issues I've had with the CLI is that I have to remember how to open a file by the program to open it with. If it's a flash video, its not much of an issue (just % vlc video.flv) but what if I don't know or remember how to open it?
I tried "% open file" and "% openvt file" but that didn't work at all haha.
I'm a grad student in chemistry and am using AMBER m.d. which requires extensive use of the CLI, so I'm trying to become more fluent.
I've tried to learn pipes, and tried a very basic
% pwd | nautilus
to try to open a file browser in the current directory. The command "nautilus" unfortunately doesn't have a manual page! But it is usually worked
% nautilus /your/directory/here
so I figured piping the output from "pwd" to "nautilus" would open a file browser of the directory I was currently in. Alas it just opened the home directory! I figured there was something basic I was missing so I asked the resident Ubuntu Guru and he was just as mystified.
Would anyone be able offer any pointers?
Thanks so much!