Easiest way to learn command line

Discussion in 'Servers and Control Panels' started by hunter22375, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. hunter22375

    hunter22375 Aspirant

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    Whats the easiest way to learn the command line in terms of managing your server and files. Learning all those commands.
     
  2. we_are_borg

    we_are_borg Moderator

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    Reading, yes its that easy. If you know DOS commands look up dos vs linux commands you then see that ‘dir’ in linux ‘ls’ is. I would advice linux for dummies is easy to read later you go more advanced books http://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/linux/common-linux-commands/

    I would also advise virtualbox you can install it under windows and install linux in a container you can then learn to setup linux and install and do basic stuff.
     
  3. eva2000

    eva2000 Habitué

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  4. Paul M

    Paul M Dr Pepper Addict

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    Practice using them.
     
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  5. Matthew S

    Matthew S Enthusiast

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    This is good advice.

    If you do setup a play system, have a go at some of the guides on https://www.howtoforge.com/. Start with something like their Perfect Server guides.

    Also, you need to learn an editor program. nano is a great place to start, but I'd recommend vi or vim, which are a bit more complex but are available on every Unix or Unix-like operating system you will touch from here on out. When I started, I bought a vi reference coffee mug similar to this to help me out.
     
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