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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Hey everyone =o)

    Working on Newbie (n00b) 101 Part 2 -- Getting help

    Stay tuned!

    EDIT June 5: Just click on "Get help" in my signature below to access it.
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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    This is a cool way to have your system info printed as a html file that you can open with firefox. This is very helpful if you have a configuration issue. Its also a great way to see how input/output redirection is used


    sudo lshw

    to save this as a printable html file do this:

    sudo lshw -html > name_of_file.html

    where name_of_file is whatever name you give it.

    open firefox, hit:

    file
    open file
    name_of_file.html

    and you will have a printable easy to read view of your system info. This has helped solve some issues for me getting into linux, hope it helps.

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Great help, thanks!

    Care to explain what input/output redirection is, and what it is used (convenient) for?

    This newbie would love to know!

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Some terminal commands generate output, such as the ls command. You may decide you want to save the output to a file either to print on paper, to send to someone or just have a record of what you where up to at a certain point in time. You would use output redirection to accomplish this. Typing ls gives you the output on the screen. using redirection you can send the output to a file that can be viewed later, versus just having it for the moment on the screen.

    I had problems with my GUI and my sound when I first loaded Ubuntu. I needed the output of lshw to help me configure things. Had I printed my results prior to any problems and stored a hard copy I would have had an easier time getting things done. Thats what sudo lshw output redirected to an html file allows you to do. There are other ways to do it,,screenshots etc. But this is a good way to learn the concept of redirection in a practical setting. It cant harm your system since it is only redirects the output for that instance of the command. in other words, typing sudo lshw after you have redirected it earlier will still give you output on the screen.

    If you do tutorials on linux/unix you will see sections on input/output redirection.

    When I was going through the tutorials on the command line I found input output redirection confusing. This was because I didnt understand what the point was. This exercise gave me a practical example to help understand the concept of redirection.


    In this case,,you are getting the output of the command lshw to go into an html file that you can view and print.

    so the command:
    sudo lshw
    prints system information to the screen

    -adding the "-html" option tells it to print the output in html format.
    -adding the > symbol tells the computer to send (redirect)the output of the command to a file instead of the screen.
    -adding "name_of_file.html" tells the computer where to send the output.

    Try it and see!

    Try it as sudo lshw
    and then again with the output redirected.

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Quote Originally Posted by ZabiGG View Post
    I'll look it up, thanks!

    Very wise words in your signature.



    The infamous and terrible Z.
    thanx and little tip well the best way helping a newbie is to hook him up to any irc { well channel #ubuntu is damn good } coz all they new users need is instant answers . when i started up with ubuntu i didnt know about irc which made me to work more hard on getting any of my problem solved . if any 1 r interested #ubuntu channel is on server irc.freenode.net and ubott there is really helpful

    and g8 work madam zabigg that u r doing this keep this post alive
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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Thank you very much viswanathan

    there are more details on the IRC channels in the Thread titled Newbie (n00b) 101 Pt. 2 -- Getting help.

    The link is in my signature below.

    Cheers all



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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    can we please have this stickied, im new to linux and this helped me greatly

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Toolz, that's very kind

    ... But there are already a lot of stickies here, and that might be overkill.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Another series of useful links starts here...

    Quote Originally Posted by billgoldberg View Post
    And for the newbie website list, I shamelessly suggest my blog.
    Done

    http://linuxowns.wordpress.com/

    Thanks, that first link is very nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by SanjoEel View Post
    This one is great but slipped under my radar... TY SanJo

    Check out cool post-installation customizations and tips by pterosky here

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNorman View Post
    These helped me with the command line
    http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/
    followed by:
    http://steve-parker.org/sh/sh.shtml
    both are current and hands on..
    Again, Steve, you're an angel.
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    Re: Newbie (n00b) 101 -- A place to start

    Id like to see it stickied since it is so recent

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