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How can I best learn how to use the terminal for Fedora 28?

asked 2018-05-28 20:25:19 -0500

jackyjack gravatar image

I have basically taught myself how to use the terminal, but I want to know more. I would like to learn it in a step-by-step process from some folks who know how to start from scratch. Using help does not benefit me because I do not know how to follow its advice.

I use Fedora 28. Thank you.

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answered 2018-05-28 21:13:51 -0500

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Well if you really like to learn more of fedora or rpm based Linux and to use its terminal I would suggest you to visit the official website of redhat .They offer you training in Linux certification through online modules and live classroom training . It will help you to learn more about fedora which is actually the upstream version of redhat enterprise Linux.The name of course is RHCSA and RHCE.You could also certify yourself in these courses.For more information visit redhat official website.

Hope it helps

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Thanks. I will check it out.

jackyjack gravatar imagejackyjack ( 2018-05-29 06:45:30 -0500 )edit

All the best...!!!

jo_117 gravatar imagejo_117 ( 2018-05-29 11:32:12 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-06-15 14:18:01 -0500

Another fun way is to experiment with other shells (other than Bash). I really enjoy Fish personally; and use if for my default shell. Zsh is getting a lot of love lately with some fancy scripts and themes just for it. Learning the differences between different shells is very enlightening and you may discover things you didn't know you were looking for.

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answered 2018-06-12 02:32:42 -0500

jackyjack gravatar image

Watching YouTube videos on Linux basics has helped me enormously. That is the answer.

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So many people have made useful videos that it is really wonderful.

jackyjack gravatar imagejackyjack ( 2018-06-12 22:28:31 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-05-28 21:23:04 -0500

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To me best way is to use man which is the manual for almost every command that you can use on the terminal you can used like

man ls

On my experience first learn how to use vi or vim editor, so you can manage or configure files that may need editing, there are a bunch of online help for vim

read the manuals and learn commands in no particular order like ls, lsbkl, fdisk, vim, grep, sed systemctl, firewall-cmd, dnf, chown, chmod, adduser, rm, mv, usermod, groups, groupadd, groupmod, userdel, grub2, lvm and more

There are manuals for configuration files too. So you can live on the terminal and read all manuals.

Those are the basic commands to learn, at least to me.

The more time you spend and do stuff on the terminal the more you will learn, so avoid the graphics interface as much as possible.

Good luck

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I appreciate your advice. That manual does no help me much though. It is like navigating a small boat in the middle of the ocean without a compass. Unfortunately, I do not have a chance to learn from someone else directly, which would be the best way for me.

jackyjack gravatar imagejackyjack ( 2018-05-29 06:47:59 -0500 )edit

Once I become more confident I will go over all those commands you listed.

jackyjack gravatar imagejackyjack ( 2018-05-29 06:59:45 -0500 )edit

Those classes are over my head. I have decided to face my little boar into the storm and play with the manual like you suggested. So far so good.

jackyjack gravatar imagejackyjack ( 2018-05-29 07:16:08 -0500 )edit

The big problem with man pages, especially the older ones, is that they're mostly reminders for people who already know how the commands work. Using info can be better, if the command's listed, but that can be a bit hit or miss. And, if all else fails, using either -hor --help will generally get you a list of arguments and options.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-06-15 14:44:04 -0500 )edit

answered 2018-06-15 03:59:30 -0500

WilliG gravatar image

Agree with the previous answer, try to watch youtube tutorials for Linux basics

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