Linux commands

Will H. Backman whb at
Thu Apr 13 21:00:39 UTC 2006

Gary W. Swearingen wrote:
> "Sumesh KS" <iamsumesh at> writes:
>> i new to Linux world. Can i get any information about using ubuntu and
>> terminal commands
> Mostly, don't worry that you'll need to understand everything, or even
> just the terrifying "bash" manual page, any time soon (or ever).
> You mostly learn stuff by copying from HOWTOs, mailing list,
> newsgroup, and web articles, etc., using the "man" and "info" commands
> to investigate particular details.  Be sure to learn to search
> (usually with "/" or "s", respectively) the output of those commands.
> (Use "man less" or "info info" for more info.)  Books help, of course.
> Learning shell scripting can be done by studying existing scripts with
> man/info in hand, starting with short ones, naturally.  Know that many
> shell scripts you'll see are (IMO) ridiculously complex, being
> composed by really smart people with an obsession.  You won't need to
> write or read such stuff that probably should have been written in a
> better programming language than something like "bash" anyway.
> Have fun.

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