[ubuntu-uk] Help needed with ssh

John Matthews jakewc2 at sky.com
Fri Jul 24 15:22:52 BST 2009

Alan Lord (News) wrote:
> On 17/07/09 13:33, John Matthews wrote:
> <snip />
>> I got down to the permissions page, and it just looked like a lot of
>> stuff, that made no sense at all.
>> I am sorry that I have had to ask, I will try from now on to not bother
>> you.
>> Thank you again,
>> John.
> Hi John,
> There is another, quite recent "book" that is online which might help 
> you too.
> It does good job of comparing the differences between using a GUI 
> (Windows and the Mouse etc) and the command line.
> It has quite a few pictures too. You can read the book online here:
> http://en.flossmanuals.net/gnulinux
> and also get it as an indexed PDF from here:
> http://en.flossmanuals.net/CommandLineIntro/FM_16Apr09.pdf
> Alan
Hi sorry its taken me so long to get back to you, not been too good here.

Have been going through things, its slow, and I'm stuck.

I have actually been going through that book, I think it was Lucy on 
here that posted about it a while back, I have been finding it really 

I have been able to get into the site find my way around, and get right 
into files, using nano, but I am pooping myself, trying to edit them. 
Took me a while cause I kept on going to a certain folder, but not 
giving the correct commands after that, and being told all the time that 
the folders I'm looking at arent there. Hope that makes sense. I wasnt 
looking at what was just before the $ and once I realised that, I found 
it made sense and I could navigate further in. The other things was, I 
am not used to how the Directory is, as I'm used to public_html tree, 
and its learning that as well, that has taken a while, but having the 
tree open in Places has helped.

Now I can navigate straight to a Directory I want, as soon as I log in 
(this is both in Ubuntu and Putty if I'm in Windows). Its taken me a 
while and a lot of sweating just in case I mess things up.

I am in the process of learning the copy and remove commands just before 
I edit something in a file.

I am now finding it frustrating because I cant copy and paste from my 
desktop to the file plus saving what I have done, cant work that one out 
yet, its probably very simple, but I am trying. But at least I have got 
that far.

That is my update.


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