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What Non-Techies Should Know About The Command Line

Nov 02, 2007, 04:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by D.C. Parris)

[ Thanks to D.C. Parris for this link. ]

"So you have GNU/Linux installed, and your friends are congratulating you on being the king of your computing castle. But you quickly lose that majestic feeling when you find yourself needing a Bash prompt, and start feeling like this whole GNU/Linux thing is a royal pain. The Bash prompt need not give you the feeling of having to issue royal decrees in a foreign language you've never even heard of, let alone speak fluently.

"I started with computers when you had to install DOS 6.22 and then install Windows 3.11 on top of that. So I quickly became fairly familiar with both the command line and the graphical shells. I once wrote a batch file menu in DOS, and I have compiled programs from source..."

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