Learning command line syntax

Asked by Edmond Condillac on 2012-12-28

I would be most grateful if you would kindly advise about tutorials for beginners to grasp the way the CLI is used in Ubuntu.
Many thanks for your kind help and suggestions about my learning inquiry.

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Just use it. Instead of using nautilus to move and copy files around, use the terminal. You can then look into other things to do as you need them. It's how I learned.

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #2

The Linux command line is very powerful

you could start here

https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/basic-commands/C/

there are also a few good books around.

Ubuntu being Linux is a Unix like operating system so try searching for unix command line with google or similar.

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #4

COMPLEMENTS OF THE SEASON AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

THANKS FOR THE CONSTRUCTIVE HELP AND ADVICE DURING 2012
Kind regards

I suggest reading these guides as well:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ExternalGuides

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #6

Thank you for your further advice and help. Happy New Year!

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #7

Hi
It woud be most appreciated if you would kindy guide me with regards to creating multiple partitions on my hard drive, size 38 GB. My system information is as follows:

edmond@Dell:~$ uname -a; lsb_release -a
Linux Dell 3.2.0-35-generic #55-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 17:45:18 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise

If possible pklease advise how I could make multiple partitions on my external USB 500 GB drive.

Please made a new question about partition...
please do not mix questions this question thread is about "Learning command line syntax"

Edmond Condillac (econ22) said : #9

Hi

Thank you for the instruction. I tried gparted and the results were good. Thanks again.