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learning Bash and scripts help

Postby chopdoc on Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:06 pm

Hello everyone, I installed linux mint maya this week as well as Unbunta and am finding myself constantly in the terminal. As a noob newly converted linux user does anyone have any suggestions for a decent tutorial/primer on using the terminal/bash/script files thats geared to linux mint maya and Unbuntu 12.04?
I have googled it and been doing a lot of reading and researching but some is debian, some open suse, some other flavors of linux or dated 2006ish and I think I am confusing myself because a lot of stuff I try doesnt work. I spent 4 to 5 hours trying to make conky work last night with bash and scripts and config files in gedit and it still doesnt work. Any help on this learning curve would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: learning Bash and scripts help

Postby xenopeek on Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:35 pm

Moving this here as it is about scripting.

I think problems with Conky might be specific to Conky; see the subforum for Conky about that: viewforum.php?f=212

As for bash and scripting, there is a good guide called "Introduction to the command line", here: http://en.flossmanuals.net/command-line/index/. There is nothing much specific about Linux Mint for the command line. They major difference with other distros would be that it is based on Debian and as such uses APT for package management. You might find the Debian Administrator's Handbook interesting for that aspect: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/913
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Re: learning Bash and scripts help

Postby chopdoc on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:18 pm

Thank you. Exactly what a new user like myself needs to learn basic terminal commands. :)
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Re: learning Bash and scripts help

Postby srhode14 on Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:33 pm

Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Moving this here as it is about scripting.

I think problems with Conky might be specific to Conky; see the subforum for Conky about that: viewforum.php?f=212

As for bash and scripting, there is a good guide called "Introduction to the command line", here: http://en.flossmanuals.net/command-line/index/.


This is a GOLDMINE for learning the command line, thank you so much. The info is presented just how I like it, and is easy to follow. Because I am new to these forums, I don't know where it should go, but I definitely think that this link should be stickied for anyone new to the distro and/or Terminal/command line, it's great.
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