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Linux for Newbies

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Are you interested in moving to Linux, but have no idea how the terminal works? Are you used to commands like “dir” in dos, but have no idea how to do them in Linux? This is a great guide to get you started with the basic commands.

#1] The man command:

If you ever need help regarding a program, or even a basic command in Linux, simply type man, and then the name of the command.

eg. man ls

Man pages are like help pages. And they are way easier to read then doing something like this “ls –?”. They are well laid out, and often times have examples of how to use the commands.

Man pages aren’t just good for looking up commands, they are also amazing for looking up coding information. For example, if you are curious about a system function in c++, there are usually man pages for that too. Try it out, and open a new world of learning in the Unix environment.

#2: apropos

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