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Linuxables: Intro to Linux Command Line

Jun 21, 2010, 21:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"This is the first in a series of a "Linuxables," short, quickly consumable tutorials that can provide easy reference while at work or at home. We hope they're useful for you. Let us know in comments.

"Ah, the Linux command line - that of which myths and legends are made. It is that frightening beast that keeps so many users from trying Linux. After all, everyone knows you MUST use the command line if you want Linux as your operating system. Not so. In fact, you could install Linux, never touch the command line, and have an amazing experience. But there are times when you will want to have that extra power at your fingertips. And when that time comes, you want to be prepared for it. The Linux command line is not all that difficult...you're not programming in assembly after all.

"It is my intent, in this first series of "Linuxables," to introduce you to the Linux command line interface (often referred to as the CLI) in such a way as to alleviate any hesitations related to this versatile, powerful administrative tool. I'll cover what is the command line and its basic structure in this first piece."

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