[Wolves] Newbie questions..

Andy Jewell Andy.Jewell at sysmicro.co.uk
Thu Mar 29 20:38:02 UTC 2012

As Adam says, it's best to have a goal or project in mind. You might like to start by editing a config file to achieve some particular effect, or even just installing a new software package.

Making sure that you keep your first steps simple and achievable within a short time period is a must - don't bite off more than you can chew!

There are a few things it's worth knowing right from the start, which are safe enough to just "play round with" - for instance listing files with 'ls', managing and navigating directories with 'mkdir', 'rmdir', 'cd' etc. and basic file commands like 'cat', 'touch' and 'rm'. If you already know these, you might start thinking about something more ambitious, and if not, it's time to find out! I always say that the most important command to know on a linux/unix system is 'man' which displays the manual pages for most commands on the system: try 'man ls' or even 'man man'.

Hope that helps!

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On 29 Mar 2012, at 20:47, "Ravinder Verma" <r.v3rma at gmail.com<mailto:r.v3rma at gmail.com>> wrote:

> Learning 'What' does 'what' is probably the quickest way,

based on the above statement, what is worth knowing as a beginner? Or is that to vague a question??

John, thanks for the offer. I might take you up on it..

James, great site. Thanks.

Peter C, what is the difference between a service and an environment?

This list of questions just keeps getting bigger... :-)

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