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19th August 2007, 06:00 PM
Fedora users!
It is me again, if you do not remember I am the guy who was trying to update to Fedora 7. Now that I have updated to Fedora 7, people have been telling me that using Terminal is better than the GUI. I have no damn clue how to use this contraption, I only know two things cd and ls. Can someone teach how to use this thing or show me a website that can? Thanks!

19th August 2007, 06:03 PM
Here's a start: http://www.linuxcommand.org/ and more stuff: http://www.linuxdevcenter.com/linux/cmd/ & http://www.ss64.com/bash/index.html

19th August 2007, 06:12 PM
Thanks a lot!

20th August 2007, 01:52 AM
Unfortunately the website you showed me is for an older Linux. When I try to follow his tutorial I get errors because the file system is arranged differently back then I guess. Where did you personally learn how to use the command-line? Was it that website?

20th August 2007, 02:00 AM
I wouldnt treat the terminal as something special to learn. Just explore it as needed. Start with yum. Try typing:

man yum

This is the yum manual. Now try "man rpm" Get the picture? Now, type "su" then your root password. Now you are root. Try "yum update" Really, I am a GUI person myself. I dont use the terminal a lot. as you said, cd and l are big ones. "rpm -i" is going to get used, that will install a rpm. Close your root terminal and as regular user just type "top" in the terminal. Neat huh? Just take it a piece at a time, dont try to prove or disprove anything, just use it. You will come to appreciate it.