Gazeek.com: The Complete Linux Introduction--Part 1
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"If you are comfortable at the DOS prompt, you should see a lot
of similarities in Linux; if most of your experience has been in
Windows, the command line may seem a little awkward at first.
"Remember that Linux has an hierarchical, unified filesystem
(directories within directories; and files, directories, and device
drivers are treated as files), supports 256-character filenames
(avoid symbols and punctuation except for the dot (.) and note that
you can have more than one nonadjacent dots in the filename--e.g.,
this.is.okay). All command line entries are case sensitive. Also
note that Linux uses the slash (/) rather than the backslash ()
you've been using in DOS..."