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The Command Line: Don’t Be Afraid!

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A coworker of mine has sent over a cool link that will allow you to start getting used to the command line. Check it out at: http://bellard.org/jslinux/

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So… you’ve managed to get a flavor of Linux installed and now you’re thinking: “It works! Awesome!”, or, “%$#@!”

In either case, you’re going to have to dabble in command-line magic in order to troubleshoot, or get the most out of your Linux experience.

For those of us who “fondly” remember the MS-DOS days, that’s basically all there was to it; a simple command-line interface. While most distributions of Linux come with a nice-looking desktop out-of-the-box, you’ll probably spend a good portion of your time using the terminal (UNIX command line).

The good thing is that, even though it may seem a little scary at first, the terminal will help give you full, unrestricted access to your computer’s file system. This also happens to be the whole point of using Linux: Freedom! I’m at the point now where I’m always using my terminal. Don’t get me wrong, though, it didn’t…

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