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u/8fingerlouie · 11 pointsr/linuxmasterrace

man pages really are good enough once you got the basics down. They were 20 years ago, and I don’t think the quality has decreased. If you want truly great man pages, FreeBSD is the place to go.

To get the basics down, start with something like this

Once you understand that, follow up with something like this

Young people today.. they pick Arch to “learn something” (or just to be cool - I can’t decide), and when the learning part starts, they want the answers served without any effort.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to learn, just don’t expect to be finished in 4 hours.

I’ve spent 20 years as a Unix system administrator and/or developed systems running on Unix. Before I had kids I spent a few years working on Stampede Linux. My first Linux distribution was “Yggdrasil Plug&Play Linux fall ‘93”. I still learn new stuff frequently, and it usually starts with something I find on the internet, which then get tried on my own machine, and finally i use man pages for troubleshooting/fine tuning.

If that fails, I do what everybody else does, i ask google, and if I still can’t solve the issue, I will ask somewhere. Last issue I had was Debian <-> FreeBSD NFSv4 mounts with Kerberos that would freeze frequently. I spent a couple of weeks debugging that before asking, and learned a great deal in the process. After google started returning only purple links, I finally asked on a couple of forums.

u/whiteandpastry · 1 pointr/linuxmasterrace

I would start by running Linux in a VM (Virtual Machine) under Windows. Take a look at VMWare Player. This way you can try out different Linux distributions to familiarize yourself with them and decide which one you like best, all without compromising your ability to get your job/school work done.

Try to accomplish everything you need to within a Linux VM. Learn how to install and remove software with the package manager. Learn how to use the shell effectively (especially creating pipelines of commands). Learn how the filesystem works, mounting devices. Learn how to configure networking. Once you've figured out which distribution you like, and feel confident that you can do everything you need to, then install Linux as your primary OS.

Even then you could still set up dual boot or run Windows in a VM under Linux if you still really need Windows. For example, I worked somewhere that used Excel spreadsheets with lots of VBA/macros that just wouldn't work with OpenOffice. For me, games are the only reason I still keep Windows 7 around.

Google search is your friend, as well as here and When I switched to Linux back in the late 1990's I relied on A Practical Guide to the UNIX System a lot. It's out of print, but if you can find a cheap used version it's worth picking up.

u/nirkosesti · 7 pointsr/linuxmasterrace

I used Ubuntu years ago but what exactly makes it restrictive? You can change the whole desktop environment with simple sudo apt get and config file adjustment. Not to mention variois tools for gnome to do stuff.

I’d definitely start with using Ubuntu variant or Debian and learn some bash and then proceed somewhere. Hacking is pretty retarded term IMO but OP will figure it out eventually.

There is this book for people like this, that is newbies who found the term hacking and are interested. It uses Kali linux but just sandbox it and you’re good to go. At least back in the day wit back track os the tools were actually pretty annoying to find so it’s better to just install kali somewhere

u/brothersand · 1 pointr/linuxmasterrace

If you have to use Windows, and many of us do, do yourself a favor and learn some PowerShell. "ls" is a supported alias. In fact, a lot of Unix style commands are. It even uses the pipeline "|" only instead of piping text you are passing .Net objects.

> ps notepad | kill

You don't have to parse out the process id. It derives that from the object.

Do yourself a further favor and install Git. Then you can include all the tools under its usr/bin directory in your path and have such tools as grep, du, find, ssh, scp, etc. all complied for Windows.

The look on a Windows sysadmin's face when you ssh to a remote server from a pwsh command line makes it all worthwhile.

Edit: I mean, I even run vim with a custom vimrc file in a pwsh console on Windows 10 with my keyboard remapped to Dvorack. And GVim is my default tool for .txt files. I get a lot of weird looks from the Windows sysadmins.

Edit #2: If you want some really squirrely but very effective Win cmd style commands, check out the Red Team Field Manual. Some good shit in here for Linux too.

u/sail4sea · 1 pointr/linuxmasterrace

Here is the vroom i used to learn Linux commands in college back in 1997.

The commands are similar and i still use it to look up commands I forgot the options on.

Don’t use it. Use something written in this millennium and actually for Linux, not an old version of Unix. But any Linux command line book should help you out.

I’d run Debian if I were just learning Linux today. It’s intermediate level. If you want easy, buy a Raspberry Pi and play with that. There is a huge community that supports them and the knowledge is scalable. And you can’t really permanently break a Raspberry Pi.

u/EINARR_THE_BERSERKER · 1 pointr/linuxmasterrace

If you want to use the terminal all of the time, get in the habit of launching the terminal and using it to open your applications. Simply typing in "firefox" will open Firefox, and so on and so forth!

Also, download ranger. It's a text-based file manager. I love it. You'll launch that the same way you launched firefox above ;)

Do all of you updates and downloads through the terminal. Don't be ashamed to Google how to do things or what commands you need to enter. Even expert users who have used Ubuntu for years don't have all of that memorized.

The Ubuntu Unleashed series is also a really good way to get to know your way around the OS through the terminal.

u/LinuxStreetFighter · 8 pointsr/linuxmasterrace


Command Line

You mentioned MIS, which is fine, but from a Computer Science perspective, I can't recommend this book enough:

Computer Architecture

Raspbian has basic programs written in Scratch and Java if you go to /home/user/Documents

You'll have to search under BlueJ and the other IDEs they use. Replace user with the user name.

Have fun :)

u/ResidentCollar · 2 pointsr/linuxmasterrace

I get the "trying to make it work" and all...

But honestly? Just buy another wifi adapter.

You can get them for like $7US, shipped to you in 2 days:

u/7U5K3N · 1 pointr/linuxmasterrace

To piggy back on this comment... I have sever of these floating around.. Works in everything I've ever put it in..

Edimax EW-7811Un 150Mbps 11n Wi-Fi USB Adapter, Nano Size Lets You Plug it and Forget it, Ideal for Raspberry Pi / Pi2, Supports Windows, Mac OS, Linux (Black/Gold)

u/ASunz · 2 pointsr/linuxmasterrace

No problem, I'm glad it helped!

If you wanna take it a step further, there's a couple of Linux books that will get you closer to mastering the system. The Linux Bible is a personal favorite if you can afford to spend some bucks. ^^or ^^you ^^can ^^just ^^look ^^for ^^the ^^pdf ^^online ^^but ^^you ^^didn't ^^hear ^^that ^^from ^^me

u/ralphcars · 1 pointr/linuxmasterrace

Question: There are books about JSON. JSON is an open standard. Does this count as books for free software?

P.S. These books are ridiculous.

u/josh177 · 16 pointsr/linuxmasterrace

The reviews for this are hilarious.
Amazon Link.

u/video_descriptionbot · 1 pointr/linuxmasterrace

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u/jscythe · 1 pointr/linuxmasterrace

I'm going to +1 the Automate The Boring Stuff With Python recommendation. You'll get way more use out of this book than you'd ever believe. After reading this book, I started looking for things to automate. I still find repetitive tasks to write scripts for on a regular basis.

Everyone wants to make games, but you'll get way more mileage out of this book than you expect.

u/MartinsRedditAccount · 55 pointsr/linuxmasterrace


I highly doubt "PixelClassics" made 1500 fonts exclusively for this thing.

If anyone here has the CD (maybe someone's Grandparent bought it), what are the fonts called?

u/ComputerMystic · 2 pointsr/linuxmasterrace

I've been meaning to get around to it eventually, I just wrote from the stories I've heard about the game.

The simulation in that game is ridiculously detailed, and since it's single-threaded, it brings basically every CPU on Earth to its knees once your fortress starts to grow.

The stories that game generates are insane. The best one I've heard was a bunny that fell down a shaft to Hell and then proceeded to survive and kill multiple demons until the dwarves could mount a rescue.

Just looking on TVTropes I've found one where a dwarf used a heavy coffin as his weapon, and then put the corpses in the coffin to make it even more lethally heavy.

Another one was a fort overrun with demons, the last survivor is a seven-year-old cornered. This child then proceeds to dodge every attack for half a year before starving to death.

At this point I'll just quote directly from TVTropes:

> The key word for describing Dwarf Fortress is "complex". The game attempts to simulate real physics, biology, and even chemistry as accurately as possible, with a surprising degree of success, at the cost of user-friendliness. For example, in lieu of Hit Points, the game has a detailed, IVAN-esque Subsystem Damage mechanic for all dwarves, monsters, and other creatures, and an attack targeting system that allows any unit to attack or grapple any part of its opponent's body with pretty much any still-attached prehensile appendage. The game only gets more convoluted from there, becoming denser with each update. The fans joke that the sole developer, Tarn "Toady One" Adams, will continue to make the game more and more granular until it reaches the subatomic level and begins to simulate quantum mechanics and particle physics. Judging by the way the game is growing, that prediction may become true.

It should say something that this exists and is almost 250 pages long.