As a beginner user of Fedora, and all of linux, I think finding information is frustrating. Recently I was trying to figure out how to make make my Linux install use our proxy server from the command line. I found post after post with decent information, but this is by far the most accurate and all encompassing tutorial I have found to date.

This tutorial or article shows how to set the http_proxy environmental variable (still not sure what that is) but it allows Linux to use the proxy server via the command line.