An old dog trying to learn a new trick - recommendation for written training?

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An old dog trying to learn a new trick - recommendation for written training?

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Morning!

I played around briefly with Linux years ago but gave up because I only had one box and trying to run Linux from a live CD was so slow. I recently became interested again and installed Linux Mint 18.2 as the only OS on my laptop in preparation to building a new desktop machine that will use some Linux distro.

I am currently trying to get comfortable with the command line with mixed results.

Any recommendations for a good hard copy manual?
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Re: An old dog trying to learn a new trick - recommendation for written training?

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The Linux Command Line is good. You can buy a paper copy, or download the PDF file for free. But you don't need to know the command line to use Linux. For most people, all you have to do is click the Menu button in the lower left corner of the screen, click the application you want to run, and away you go. The command line can be very useful, but you probably don't really need to learn it.

http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php
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You may enjoy this, http://www.bash.academy/

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Welcome to the forums!
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Hi "hyearwood54",

Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux Mint and its excellent forum !
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