On Sat, 04 Aug 2018 23:20:54 +0000, djlafond via ubuntu-users wrote:
> One last question: is there a book you can recommend that would be a
> good primer on this sort of basic problem-solving, maintenance &
> terminal command stuff?
In a Terminal run
this isn't a joke, but also not my recommendation for a newbie, but you
should be aware, that all UNIX alike operating systems provide manuals.
For learning more about Linux my recommendation is using Google (not
another search engine), each time you face an issue you need to solve.
For a newbie the evil of Google has got a few advantages. After a
learning curve you know more Linux related terms and what keywords to
use, as well as how a search engine works, then you could migrate to
another search engine.
Trial and error:
For a beginner it's not easy to understand the "SYNOPSIS" on top of a
command's manual page. For example
But once you get used to it, it's easy to understand. OTOH there are
Before I continue, this isn't a lesson, I only want to provide two
examples why learning at the beginning could be tricky. You not only
need to learn a few important commands, but also the way the shell as a
If you want to know what packages are available containing a name of a
program you could use
On Sun, 2018-08-05 at 03:21 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Aug 2018 23:20:54 +0000, djlafond via ubuntu-users wrote:
> > One last question: is there a book you can recommend that would be
> > a
> > good primer on this sort of basic problem-solving, maintenance &
> > terminal command stuff?
> In a Terminal run
> man bash
> this isn't a joke, but also not my recommendation for a newbie, but
> should be aware, that all UNIX alike operating systems provide
> It's not to my taste, but perhaps it fits to your approach of
> https://www.tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-Guide/html/ >
Way back in the early 2000's I began running Linux with Mandrake. I
found this book http://tinyurl.com/y76vxdoq (Linux Complete) to be very
helpful. Of course the versions that may be mentioned are antiquated.