?? Command basics for newbies??
Ok, this is going to make it painfully obvious how very little I really know about Linux, but for those few of us who are going at this from scratch, I request a bit of assistance in understanding Linux code/commands (if that's even the proper term).
Those of you "in the know" advise other users on how to fix problems, install software, check settings, etc. by using a terminal. Oftentimes there are long commands that have series of spaces that seem random to someone like me.
a) is there a good Linux command dictionary out there that doesn't presuppose that you know other Linux basics? Most of the ones I've been able to find don't mean diddly to me because I don't understand the codes or commands in the definitions of the code or command that I am trying to figure out? ???
b) Is there a "cheat sheet" out there that can provide a new user with, say... the top 20 commands/code/programs new users should know?
c) I often run into trouble when trying to follow a PET because I don't have the proper permissions to execute a command. Even when logged in as root. Should I log into the GUI as root?
d) What are the top, ohhh... let's say 5 programs/commands in a Linux Terminal.. That's probably a rediculous question... Feel free to slap me if it is.
E) When you list the code, and I copy and paste it into a terminal, it usually works, but I don't know what the hell I just did. It's like copying your girlfriends algerbra homework (although I have a strong suspicion most of you didn't need to copy your girlfriends algerbra homework) you get it done, but when it comes time to take test, you fail every time. In other words, where can I lear the basics of Algerbra a.k.a. Linux Command Line Code?
Adios mi Amigos.