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So you are planning to switch from Windows to Linux, or have just switched to Linux? Oops!!! what I am asking! For what else reason would you have been here. From my past experience when I was new to Nux, commands and terminal really scared me, I was worried about the commands, as to what extent I have to remember and memorise them to get myself fully functional with Linux. No doubt online documentation, books, man pages and user community helped me a lot but I strongly believed that there should be an article with details of commands in easy to learn and understand language.These Motivated me to Master Linux and to make it easy-to-use. My this article is a step towards it.

Newbies Linux Commands

20 Linux Commands for Newbies

1. Command: ls

The command “ls” stands for (List Directory Contents), List the contents of the folder, be it file or folder, from which it runs.

root@tecmint:~# ls

Android-Games                     Music
Pictures                          Public
Desktop                           Tecmint.com
Documents                         TecMint-Sync
Downloads                         Templates

The command “ls -l” list the content of folder, in long listing fashion.

root@tecmint:~# ls -l

total 40588
drwxrwxr-x 2 ravisaive ravisaive     4096 May  8 01:06 Android Games
drwxr-xr-x 2 ravisaive ravisaive     4096 May 15 10:50 Desktop
drwxr-xr-x 2 ravisaive ravisaive     4096 May 16 16:45 Documents
drwxr-xr-x 6 ravisaive ravisaive     4096 May 16 14:34 Downloads
drwxr-xr-x 2 ravisaive ravisaive     4096 Apr 30 20:50 Music
drwxr-xr-x 2 ravisaive ravisaive     4096 May  9 17:54 Pictures
drwxrwxr-x 5 ravisaive ravisaive     4096 May  3 18:44 Tecmint.com
drwxr-xr-x 2 ravisaive ravisaive     4096 Apr 30 20:50 Templates

Command “ls -a“, list the content of folder, including hidden files starting with ‘.’.

root@tecmint:~# ls -a

.			.gnupg			.dbus			.goutputstream-PI5VVW		.mission-control
.adobe                  deja-dup                .grsync                 .mozilla                 	.themes
.gstreamer-0.10         .mtpaint                .thumbnails             .gtk-bookmarks          	.thunderbird
.HotShots               .mysql_history          .htaccess		.apport-ignore.xml      	.ICEauthority           
.profile                .bash_history           .icons                  .bash_logout                    .fbmessenger
.jedit                  .pulse                  .bashrc                 .liferea_1.8             	.pulse-cookie            
.Xauthority		.gconf                  .local                  .Xauthority.HGHVWW		.cache
.gftp                   .macromedia             .remmina                .cinnamon                       .gimp-2.8
.ssh                    .xsession-errors 	.compiz                 .gnome                          teamviewer_linux.deb          
.xsession-errors.old	.config                 .gnome2                 .zoncolor

Note: In Linux file name starting with ‘.‘ is hidden. In Linux every file/folder/device/command is a file. The output of ls -l is:

  1. d (stands for directory).
  2. rwxr-xr-x is the file permission of the file/folder for owner, group and world.
  3. The 1st ravisaive in the above example means that file is owned by user ravisaive.
  4. The 2nd ravisaive in the above example means file belongs to user group ravisaive.
  5. 4096 means file size is 4096 Bytes.
  6. May 8 01:06 is the date and time of last modification.
  7. And at the end is the name of the File/Folder.

For more “ls” command examples read 15 ‘ls’ Command Examples in Linux.

2. Command: lsblk

The “lsblk” stands for (List Block Devices), print block devices by their assigned name (but not RAM) on the standard output in a tree-like fashion.

root@tecmint:~# lsblk

NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0 232.9G  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0  46.6G  0 part /
├─sda2   8:2    0     1K  0 part 
├─sda5   8:5    0   190M  0 part /boot
├─sda6   8:6    0   3.7G  0 part [SWAP]
├─sda7   8:7    0  93.1G  0 part /data
└─sda8   8:8    0  89.2G  0 part /personal
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom

The “lsblk -l” command list block devices in ‘list‘ structure (not tree like fashion).

root@tecmint:~# lsblk -l

NAME MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda    8:0    0 232.9G  0 disk 
sda1   8:1    0  46.6G  0 part /
sda2   8:2    0     1K  0 part 
sda5   8:5    0   190M  0 part /boot
sda6   8:6    0   3.7G  0 part [SWAP]
sda7   8:7    0  93.1G  0 part /data
sda8   8:8    0  89.2G  0 part /personal
sr0   11:0    1  1024M  0 rom

Note: lsblk is very useful and easiest way to know the name of New Usb Device you just plugged in, especially when you have to deal with disk/blocks in terminal.

3. Command: md5sum

The “md5sum” stands for (Compute and Check MD5 Message Digest), md5 checksum (commonly called hash) is used to match or verify integrity of files that may have changed as a result of a faulty file transfer, a disk error or non-malicious interference.

root@tecmint:~# md5sum teamviewer_linux.deb 

47790ed345a7b7970fc1f2ac50c97002  teamviewer_linux.deb

Note: The user can match the generated md5sum with the one provided officially. Md5sum is considered less secure than sha1sum, which we will discuss later.

4. Command: dd

Command “dd” stands for (Convert and Copy a file), Can be used to convert and copy a file and most of the times is used to copy a iso file (or any other file) to a usb device (or any other location), thus can be used to make a ‘Bootlable‘ Usb Stick.

root@tecmint:~# dd if=/home/user/Downloads/debian.iso of=/dev/sdb1 bs=512M; sync

Note: In the above example the usb device is supposed to be sdb1 (You should Verify it using command lsblk, otherwise you will overwrite your disk and OS), use name of disk very Cautiously!!!.

dd command takes some time ranging from a few seconds to several minutes in execution, depending on the size and type of file and read and write speed of Usb stick.

5. Command: uname

The “uname” command stands for (Unix Name), print detailed information about the machine name, Operating System and Kernel.

root@tecmint:~# uname -a

Linux tecmint 3.8.0-19-generic #30-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 1 16:36:13 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

Note: uname shows type of kernel. uname -a output detailed information. Elaborating the above output of uname -a.

  1. Linux“: The machine’s kernel name.
  2. tecmint“: The machine’s node name.
  3. 3.8.0-19-generic“: The kernel release.
  4. #30-Ubuntu SMP“: The kernel version.
  5. i686“: The architecture of the processor.
  6. GNU/Linux“: The operating system name.

6. Command: history

The “history” command stands for History (Event) Record, it prints the history of long list of executed commands in terminal.

root@tecmint:~# history

 1  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa
 2  sudo apt-get update
 3  sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak
 4  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diesch/testing
 5  sudo apt-get update
 6  sudo apt-get install indicator-privacy
 7  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao
 8  sudo apt-get update
 9  sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator
 10 pwd
 11 cd && sudo cp -r unity/6 /usr/share/unity/
 12 cd /usr/share/unity/icons/
 13 cd /usr/share/unity

Note: Pressing “Ctrl + R” and then search for already executed commands which lets your command to be completed with auto completion feature.

(reverse-i-search)`if': ifconfig

7. Command: sudo

The “sudo” (super user do) command allows a permitted user to execute a command as the superuser or another user, as specified by the security policy in the sudoers list.

root@tecmint:~# sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tualatrix/ppa

Note: sudo allows user to borrow superuser privileged, while a similar command ‘su‘ allows user to actually log in as superuser. Sudo is safer than su.
It is not advised to use sudo or su for day-to-day normal use, as it can result in serious error if accidentally you did something wrong, that’s why a very popular saying in Linux community is:

“To err is human, but to really foul up everything, you need root password.”

8. Command: mkdir

The “mkdir” (Make directory) command create a new directory with name path. However is the directory already exists, it will return an error message “cannot create folder, folder already exists”.

root@tecmint:~# mkdir tecmint

Note: Directory can only be created inside the folder, in which the user has write permission. mkdir: cannot create directory `tecmint‘: File exists
(Don’t confuse with file in the above output, you might remember what i said at the beginning – In Linux every file, folder, drive, command, scripts are treated as file).

9. Command: touch

The “touch” command stands for (Update the access and modification times of each FILE to the current time). touch command creates the file, only if it doesn’t exist. If the file already exists it will update the timestamp and not the contents of the file.

root@tecmint:~# touch tecmintfile

Note: touch can be used to create file under directory, on which the user has write permission, only if the file don’t exist there.

10. Command: chmod

The Linux “chmod” command stands for (change file mode bits). chmod changes the file mode (permission) of each given file, folder, script, etc.. according to mode asked for.

There exist 3 types of permission on a file (folder or anything but to keep things simple we will be using file).

Read (r)=4
Write(w)=2
Execute(x)=1

So if you want to give only read permission on a file it will be assigned a value of ‘4‘, for write permission only, a value of ‘2‘ and for execute permission only, a value of ‘1‘ is to be given. For read and write permission 4+2 = ‘6‘ is to be given, ans so on.

Now permission need to be set for 3 kinds of user and usergroup. The first is owner, then usergroup and finally world.

rwxr-x--x   abc.sh

Here the root’s permission is rwx (read, write and execute).
usergroup to which it belongs, is r-x (read and execute only, no write permission) and
for world is –x (only execute).

To change its permission and provide read, write and execute permission to owner, group and world.

root@tecmint:~# chmod 777 abc.sh

only read and write permission to all three.

root@tecmint:~# chmod 666 abc.sh

read, write and execute to owner and only execute to group and world.

root@tecmint:~# chmod 711 abc.sh

Note: one of the most important command useful for sysadmin and user both. On a multi-user environment or on a server, this command comes to rescue, setting wrong permission will either makes a file inaccessible or provide unauthorized access to someone.

11. Command: chown

The Linux “chown” command stands for (change file owner and group). Every file belongs to a group of user and a owner. It is used Do ‘ls -l‘ into your directory and you will see something like this.

root@tecmint:~# ls -l 

drwxr-xr-x 3 server root 4096 May 10 11:14 Binary 
drwxr-xr-x 2 server server 4096 May 13 09:42 Desktop

Here the directory Binary is owned by user “server” and it belongs to usergroup “root” where as directory “Desktop” is owned by user “server” and belongs to user group “server“.

This “chown” command is used to change the file ownership and thus is useful in managing and providing file to authorised user and usergroup only.

root@tecmint:~# chown server:server Binary

drwxr-xr-x 3 server server 4096 May 10 11:14 Binary 
drwxr-xr-x 2 server server 4096 May 13 09:42 Desktop

Note: “chown” changes the user and group ownership of each given FILE to NEW-OWNER or to the user and group of an existing reference file.

12. Command: apt

The Debian based “apt” command stands for (Advanced Package Tool). Apt is an advanced package manager for Debian based system (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, etc.), that automatically and intelligently search, install, update and resolves dependency of packages on Gnu/Linux system from command line.

root@tecmint:~# apt-get install mplayer

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  java-wrappers
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  esound-common libaudiofile1 libesd0 libopenal-data libopenal1 libsvga1 libvdpau1 libxvidcore4
Suggested packages:
  pulseaudio-esound-compat libroar-compat2 nvidia-vdpau-driver vdpau-driver mplayer-doc netselect fping
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  esound-common libaudiofile1 libesd0 libopenal-data libopenal1 libsvga1 libvdpau1 libxvidcore4 mplayer
0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,567 kB of archives.
After this operation, 7,772 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
root@tecmint:~# apt-get update

Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                                           
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                                           
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                      
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                      
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security Release.gpg [933 B] 
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com raring Release.gpg                                                   
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                      
Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com raring-security Release [40.8 kB]   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                                                  
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com raring-updates Release.gpg [933 B]                            
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net raring Release.gpg                                                                
Hit http://in.archive.ubuntu.com raring-backports Release.gpg

Note: The above commands results into system-wide changes and hence requires root password (Check ‘#‘ and not ‘$’ as prompt). Apt is considered more advanced and intelligent as compared to yum command.

As the name suggest, apt-cache search for package containing sub package mpalyer. apt-get install, update all the packages, that are already installed, to the newest one.

Read more about apt-get and apt-cache commands at 25 APT-GET and APT-CACHE Commands

13. Command: tar

The “tar” command is a Tape Archive is useful in creation of archive, in a number of file format and their extraction.

root@tecmint:~# tar -zxvf abc.tar.gz (Remember 'z' for .tar.gz)
root@tecmint:~# tar -jxvf abc.tar.bz2 (Remember 'j' for .tar.bz2)
root@tecmint:~# tar -cvf archieve.tar.gz(.bz2) /path/to/folder/abc

Note: A ‘tar.gz‘ means gzipped. ‘tar.bz2‘ is compressed with bzip which uses a better but slower compression method.

Read more about “tar command” examples at 18 Tar Command Examples

14. Command: cal

The “cal” (Calendar), it is used to displays calendar of the present month or any other month of any year that is advancing or passed.

root@tecmint:~# cal 

May 2013        
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
          1  2  3  4  
 5  6  7  8  9 10 11  
12 13 14 15 16 17 18  
19 20 21 22 23 24 25  
26 27 28 29 30 31

Show calendar of year 1835 for month February, that already has passed.

root@tecmint:~# cal 02 1835

   February 1835      
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  
 8  9 10 11 12 13 14  
15 16 17 18 19 20 21  
22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Shows calendar of year 2145 for the month of July, that will advancing

root@tecmint:~# cal 07 2145

     July 2145        
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
             1  2  3  
 4  5  6  7  8  9 10  
11 12 13 14 15 16 17  
18 19 20 21 22 23 24  
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Note: You need not to turn the calendar of 50 years back, neither you need to make complex mathematical calculation to know what day you were worn or your coming birthday will fall on which day.

15. Command: date

The “date” (Date) command print the current date and time on the standard output, and can further be set.

root@tecmint:~# date

Fri May 17 14:13:29 IST 2013
root@tecmint:~# date --set='14 may 2013 13:57' 

Mon May 13 13:57:00 IST 2013

Note: This Command will be very use-full in scripting, time and date based scripting, to be more perfect. Moreover changing date and time using terminal will make you feel GEEK!!!. (Obviously you need to be root to perform this operation, as it is a system wide change).

16. Command: cat

The “cat” stands for (Concatenation). Concatenate (join) two or more plain file and/or print contents of a file on standard output.

root@tecmint:~# cat a.txt b.txt c.txt d.txt abcd.txt
root@tecmint:~# cat abcd.txt
....
contents of file abcd
...

Note: “>>” and “>” are called append symbol. They are used to append the output to a file and not on standard output. “>” symbol will delete a file already existed and create a new file hence for security reason it is advised to use “>>” that will write the output without overwriting or deleting the file.

Before Proceeding further, I must let you know about wildcards (you would be aware of wildcard entry, in most of the Television shows) Wildcards are a shell feature that makes the command line much more powerful than any GUI file managers. You see, if you want to select a big group of files in a graphical file manager, you usually have to select them with your mouse. This may seem simple, but in some cases it can be very frustrating.

For example, suppose you have a directory with a huge amount of all kinds of files and subdirectories, and you decide to move all the HTML files, that have the word “Linux” somewhere in the middle of their names, from that big directory into another directory. What’s a simple way to do this? If the directory contains a huge amount of differently named HTML files, your task is everything but simple!

In the Linux CLI that task is just as simple to perform as moving only one HTML file, and it’s so easy because of the shell wildcards. These are special characters that allow you to select file names that match certain patterns of characters. This helps you to select even a big group of files with typing just a few characters, and in most cases it’s easier than selecting the files with a mouse.

Here’s a list of the most commonly used wildcards :

Wildcard			Matches
   *			zero or more characters
   ?			exactly one character
[abcde]			exactly one character listed
 [a-e]			exactly one character in the given range
[!abcde]		any character that is not listed
 [!a-e]			any character that is not in the given range
{debian,linux}		exactly one entire word in the options given

! is called not symbol, and the reverse of string attached with ‘!’ is true.

Read more examples of Linux “cat command” at 13 Cat Command Examples in Linux

17. Command: cp

The “copy” stands for (Copy), it copies a file from one location to another location.

root@tecmint:~# cp /home/user/Downloads abc.tar.gz /home/user/Desktop (Return 0 when sucess)

Note: cp is one of the most commonly used command in shell scripting and it can be used with wildcard characters (Describe in the above block), for customised and desired file copying.

18. Command: mv

The “mv” command moves a file from one location to another location.

root@tecmint:~# mv /home/user/Downloads abc.tar.gz /home/user/Desktop (Return 0 when sucess)

Note: mv command can be used with wildcard characters. mv should be used with caution, as moving of system/unauthorised file may lead to security as well as breakdown of system.

19. Command: pwd

The command “pwd” (print working directory), prints the current working directory with full path name from terminal.

root@tecmint:~# pwd 

/home/user/Desktop

Note: This command won’t be much frequently used in scripting but it is an absolute life saver for newbie who gets lost in terminal in their early connection with nux. (Linux is most commonly referred as nux or nix).

20. Command: cd

Finally, the frequently used “cd” command stands for (change directory), it change the working directory to execute, copy, move write, read, etc. from terminal itself.

root@tecmint:~# cd /home/user/Desktop
server@localhost:~$ pwd

/home/user/Desktop

Note: cd comes to rescue when switching between directories from terminal. “Cd ~” will change the working directory to user’s home directory, and is very useful if a user finds himself lost in terminal. “Cd ..” will change the working directory to parent directory (of current working directory).

These commands will surely make you comfortable with Linux. But it’s not the end. Very soon I will be coming with other commands which will be useful for ‘Middle Level User‘ i.e., You! No don’t exclaim, if you get used-to these commands, You will notice promotion in user-level from newbie to Middle-level-user. In the next article, I will be coming up with commands like ‘Kill‘, ‘Ps‘, ‘grep‘,….Wait for the article and I don’t want to spoil your interest.

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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48 Responses

  1. Bob says:

    #20 has some duplicate code from #19. Otherwise, it’s a great tutorial :)

  2. Rambo Tribble says:

    I would suggest adding “df” to your list. Keeping track of disk resources is always a good idea.

  3. Cat says:

    Sure way to scare linux newbies away is starting to tell them about command line. First they must master normal use in windowed environment. When they have those skills and are interested in deeper dive in linux, then it’s time to start learning command line.

    • Scott says:

      I agree. This leaves the impression that to use Linux one must learn the command line. For desktop use the command line is completely unnecessary.

      • Lestrad says:

        I disagree. When I got my first computer, Windows 3.0 had just come out. But instead of installing it, I sat down and learned to work with DOS, and to this day I have never regretted it. It STILL comes in handy and has saved my yass a few times. After all, the operations you perform in a graphical environment are the same ones you perform from the command line. Knowing how to do them in their original, historical form is not going to hurt anybody and will do people a lot of good. It’s a little like learning Latin – once you study it a bit you start to understand English with a lot more depth.

    • psyuk says:

      I disagree.
      This was exactly what I needed in coming to run Linux in an embedded environment with only a shell for access.

  4. ken says:

    sudo apt-get remove ubuntu

  5. Curtis says:

    I think that part about apt being superior to yum is pretty infamatory. It would be one thing if you actually had some kind of included reference to back it up. Or at the very least you could have included a brief explanation.

    Honestly, I think they both have their strong points over one another. You can’t say that one is unequivocally better than the other, as they are both very mature.

    I am a pacman user though. And just ask Allan, pacman f-ing rules! (At least is is certainly far faster than yum or apt)

    • Avishek says:

      yum :
      yum Comes with Fedora and fedora like OS by default and is Widely supported by many RPM repositories which is Fairly easy to roll your own repository.
      However, No “pinning” or other mechanisms for backing out updates, Somewhat confusing to create a hierarchy of “trust,” in terms of which repositories to use for which packages and No graphical update/management tool are the drawbacks of yum.

      apt :
      apt Somewhat has wider support across distributions (since its a Debian tool), which include Synaptic, a graphical GUI for doing updates and “Pinning” support, and uninstall support.
      However, apt is Not a base part of the FC package set. Perhaps a slightly higher learning curve to use effectively.
      Harder to use as a verb in jargon filled conversations. “I apted GIMP2 last night” as opposed to “Yum up that new GIMP2 package”
      (apt is used by debian and debian like distro viz., ubuntu, kubuntu, fuduntu, kali, …….., etc and yum is used by fedora and fedora like os viz., redhat, centos, etc. The number of distros using apt is several times more than distros using yum as package manager. )
      None of the two is perfect, but surely apt has an edge over yum. You better compare yourself.

  6. Avishek says:

    @ Rambo Tribble sure df is one of the important command but for sure a newbie in linux don’t have to bother much about his disk usages, and when you have to provide only 20 commands, whom will you select and whom to discard is a matter of debate, moreover df will surely be available in the next part of this tutorial.

  7. Avishek says:

    @ Cat and Scott no Linux user will be afraid of terminal. it is the curosity, the adventure, the fun that drives them to the world of Linux, they know that terminal (shell) is the soul of Linux and is much powerful that powershell or any other shell implemented in other OSes. if this is not true, most of us would have still be sticks to walls, gates and windows.

    • Gabbleduck says:

      I agree, I am very new but it was the excitement of being able to control things more, to be able to play around with a command line and have the excitement of the risk of potentially being able to break things while playing, that is what drew me to Linux. You are dead right, someone who is afraid of the command line would not be trying to play with it, and would continue to point-and-click :-)

  8. Avishek says:

    @ ken
    sudo apt-get remove ubuntu is ok.
    but if you mean sudo apt-get remove linux or yum remove linux
    then dear i have to ask you, what the hell are you doing here ?

  9. mankou says:

    Nix?
    Nux?

  10. MightyMoo says:

    This is a nice guide for someone who does more then check email and browse websites on a machine. The basic email/web guys would like more graphical style stuff though I think. It’d be neat if there was a side by side comparison of the command line and graphical tool (if available).

  11. JasonBourne says:

    What the hell is this????

    The 1st ravisaive in the above example means that file is owned by user ravisaive.
    The 2nd ravisaive in the above example means file belongs to user group ravisaive.

    What is a “ravissaive”????

  12. John Susa says:

    Apart of having a TERRIBLE English, your post is good. You’re a experienced computer user, you SHOULD have a good command of English please!!!!

  13. minhaj says:

    Nice one

  14. rps says:

    ‘lsblk’ does not work on Redhat?

  15. crustyasp says:

    As a noob, moving over to Linux, on an old PIII, Dell laptop, I appreciate your effort to introduce me to the command line. I also appreciate the links to find more command line usage.
    My motivation to move to Linux was the age of my computer, the lack of support for the computer by Microsoft, (why throw away that which is usefull, and be forced to buy something new just to have to repeat it again, because Microsoft forces you to) and also to disprove the saying that an old dog ( 68 ) can’t be taught new tricks. The distro that I found that seems best suited to my needs and computer was Slitaz. TThank you Linux world.

  16. Crazy Bani says:

    It helps me out….thnx

  17. Suresh says:

    The commands are explained nicely with good examples as well. Good job.

  18. Late P.E. says:

    commands explained easily to understand…thanks

  19. Narasinhareddy says:

    Nice notes for beginner….thank you sir

  20. Alex says:

    Very nice work. As another ancient but new to Linux user: I Thank you!
    Linux Lite suits my venerably old machine just fine – she hums along happily without the screaming and screeching with Windows…we are both happier :)

  21. Alex says:

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

    :)

  22. 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

  23. Pritam Saha says:

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

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