Switching From Windows to Nix or a Newbie to Linux – 20 Useful Commands for Linux Newbies

Avishek Kumar

I am a major in computer science, love to research nix. I love to write codes and scripts, review distros, experiment Foss Technologies, write technical articles, Hack, of course Ethically. I am working as System Administrator (nix) for a NGO.

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63 Responses

  1. ravendhran says:

    ia verry happy for the section

  2. Vatsal says:

    Hi avishek, this website is very useful for me. Can you tell me what other stuff as a newbie i need to learn to give an interview for position of sys admin intern?

    • Avishek Kumar says:

      Welcome Vatsal. Have good command over Scripting (Shell/Python/perl) and general service which includes but not limited to Apache, MySQL,…. Also have sound knowledge of networking and network Protocols and what ever you can learn just keep doing…

  3. Romanator says:

    Amazing website. I am a newbie, however I have a quick question in regards to “cat” command and the example above:
    oot@tecmint:~# cat a.txt b.txt c.txt d.txt abcd.txt
    Are you trying to concatenate 5 files (a, b, c, d, abcd.txt) and print the content, or are you trying to concatenate a, b, c, d to abcd.txt? If the latter, should not this command be:
    oot@tecmint:~# cat a.txt b.txt c.txt d.txt >>abcd.txt
    Again – I have learnt a lot, and I am trying to follow every example. It took me a while to understand what was going on with the first command. Thank you!

    • Avishek Kumar says:

      Dear Romanator,
      You are right. It is a mistake on my part.

      The command should be
      # cat a.txt b.txt c.txt d.txt >> abcd.txt
      # cat a.txt b.txt c.txt d.txt > abcd.txt

      Asking admin to amend it, please.

  4. Dinesh Yadav says:

    nice post with good explanation…
    thank you

  5. wahidullah says:

    Thanks a loot

  6. Pritam Saha says:

    These are the very Basic commands in LINUX…Interested to know some more commands which will be useful too..
    Thanking you…

  7. Amol Bhosale says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am looking for lab session like
    1) creating local repository by copying packages from DVD.
    2) Installing & Configuring SAMBA Server step by step.
    3) Creating Backup Server.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Amol Bhosale

  8. Alex says:

    PS – This page has now been honoured by being bookmarked on the Tool-bar!!!


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