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Old 9th October 2009, 15:19
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Default Crash course in using linux

Crash course assuming you've just installed a distro and logged in as root.
Basic knowledge required to navigate around a linux system, and learn more.

I've spent only a few hours in total playing with linux, so an expert may formulate a better crash course than this... this is just my idea based on my limited knowledge and experience.

1 List files/folders a page at a time (etc)
2 Recognise difference between a folder, a file, and an executable file.
3 Description of folders in linux (var, usr, etc, bin)
4 Search/exit man pages, find the right man page if 'man x' does not work.
5 Edit text files, create
6 See running processes/services, kill them, restart them
7 See startup programs, add/remove.
8 See installed programs, uninstall.
9 Recognizing which programs need to be compiled vs already compiled, compiling (maybe)
10 Brief explanation of how you can know if a program will run on your distro
11 Update install packages
12 Installing programs with RPM or apt-get (deb format)
13 List network interfaces, list IPs, Set IP/DHCP(renew)
14 Join wireless network with no enc/wep/wpa
15 Initiate PPPoE connection
16 Deflating tar gz stuff
17 List open ports, programs listening on them, and connected sockets
18 Setup SSH to get help from a friend, log what he does. (possible?)
19 Mount/unmount usb flash drive or CD/DVD.
20 Most importantly: How to learn how to do stuff. Best places to look for different types of help.

Last edited by Lope; 9th October 2009 at 15:27.
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