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I want to be a linux guru in months

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Good day everyone here. I am very new here and I am indeed happy to here.
I hope to be a virtuoso in this OS in a few months and I'll really appreciate meeting and getting advice from gurus here.

Thank you once again

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Hello! I'm definitely not a guru, but this may help you get there: https://linuxjourney.com/
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Welcome!
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Thank you
Moem wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:48 am
Hello! I'm definitely not a guru, but this may help you get there: https://linuxjourney.com/

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Welcome to Linux Mint and the Linux Mint forum :)
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Greetings yhemmy17! Good luck on your quest to become a Linux guru!
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Welcome to the forum
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
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linux guru in months
Welcome aboard Yoda. :)
For me learning Linux is an humbling experience.
Each new discovery opens dozens of doors, and exploring each of these
reveals dozens more. What I learned most quickly--there is a lot to learn.
I naively climb the learning curve knowing the Alps lie beyond.
You will most likely scale faster.
Welcome to the forums @yhemmy17
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all41 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:28 am
linux guru in months
Welcome aboard Yoda. :)
For me learning Linux is an humbling experience.
Each new discovery opens dozens of doors, and exploring each of these
reveals dozens more. What I learned most quickly--there is a lot to learn.
I naively climb the learning curve knowing the Alps lie beyond.
You will most likely scale faster.
Welcome to the forums @yhemmy17
Thank you! That was encouraging to say the least

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murray wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:19 pm
Greetings yhemmy17! Good luck on your quest to become a Linux guru!
Thank you!

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Being a Linux "guru" in months is probably quite ambitious even for those of us who started out in the 8-bit home computer era. Still, with the ambition/determination and with patience, I'm sure this can be achieved, having myself "jumped ship" literally overnight from Windows 7 to Mint a few years back and then started to explore and experiment with Mint on a few machines.

I'm no guru, still a mountain to climb but that's part of the enjoyment and satisfaction for me. Having prior experience with command-line (or in effect similar) interfaces certainly seems to have helped in my case (blew some of the cobwebs & rust off my grey cells when I started doing stuff in the Terminal) and you'll find this is a great way to go to find out how Linux works "under the hood", so to speak. There's all sorts you can do with and learn about Linux in probably a significantly shorter time than it takes to learn Windows-systems.

Welcome, sure you will enjoy being with Linux and these Forums! :)
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BG405 wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:42 pm
Being a Linux "guru" in months is probably quite ambitious even for those of us who started out in the 8-bit home computer era. Still, with the ambition/determination and with patience, I'm sure this can be achieved, having myself "jumped ship" literally overnight from Windows 7 to Mint a few years back and then started to explore and experiment with Mint on a few machines.

I'm no guru, still a mountain to climb but that's part of the enjoyment and satisfaction for me. Having prior experience with command-line (or in effect similar) interfaces certainly seems to have helped in my case (blew some of the cobwebs & rust off my grey cells when I started doing stuff in the Terminal) and you'll find this is a great way to go to find out how Linux works "under the hood", so to speak. There's all sorts you can do with and learn about Linux in probably a significantly shorter time than it takes to learn Windows-systems.

Welcome, sure you will enjoy being with Linux and these Forums! :)
Thanks BG405 for the inspiring post. I find the interface so simple yet the terminal so sophisticated. Any mnemonics behind remembering the codes without having to surf through the history?🤔

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I started out with DOS way back when, I've certainly played with Linux on and off, over the years. Windows is just a pile of hills compared to the depth of Linux. I feel as though I am still very much on the plains heading into the foothills of Linux.
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yhemmy17 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:49 pm

Thanks BG405 for the inspiring post. I find the interface so simple yet the terminal so sophisticated. Any mnemonics behind remembering the codes without having to surf through the history?🤔
This thread may help re this:
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=311860
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all41 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:04 am
This thread may help re this:
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=311860
Indeed. Althought the title might be a bit misleading there are certainly some good tips in that thread.

Worth noting: I was using cat ~/.bash_history | grep [whatever] until I recently discovered the history command. :oops: This works on various distros.
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BG405 wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:50 pm
Worth noting: I was using cat ~/.bash_history | grep [whatever] until I recently discovered the history command. :oops: This works on various distros.
Yes, history is built into the shell :wink:
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Welcome to the forum.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
Regards,
Deepak

I am using Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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For long and complicated commands look into aliases; I have about 40 or 50 in my .bash_aliases file which make life a lot easier.

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ajgreeny wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:09 am
For long and complicated commands look into aliases; I have about 40 or 50 in my .bash_aliases file which make life a lot easier.
Good point and something I was going to mention, but I'd add an echo command in to the alias entry, something like this:

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alias speedtest='echo "wget -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py | python" && echo "" && wget -O - https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py | python'
... so that it displays the command before running it, therefore avoiding not seeing it when executed and hopefully helping with familiarization. :wink:
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Not nearly as fast as the method smurphos shows in this post though:
viewtopic.php?p=1759991#p1759991

example: when I open a terminal and type wg then I click arrow up and get the following automatically located:

wget -O - https://raw.githubusercontent ... y | python
that was the last used command starting with the letters wg
if I arrow up again I get:
wget -O pinxi smxi.org/pinxi
and arrow up again:
wget -q -O - http://liveusb.info/multis ... -key add -
and so on back through all the previously used commands beginning with wg.

Once you make the ~/.inputrc file finding already used files is magically quick, been using this for years, and carrying my
history file forward. If I can remember the first letter or two of the command then arrow up will step back through history
listing each previously used command beginning with that letter/or letters---even if used years ago.
Try it--you will always want it from then on.

added: I learned this from the gurus on this Mint forum--perhaps from one of smurphos' earlier posts a few years back--and it expands my bash
exponentially----so many thanks
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