You’ve heard it. You’ve read it. You’ve seen it. That mysterious shell word. What is it? Why is it important? Why do Linux geeks talk about shells? If you’re asking these questions, then step into my office. I’ve got answers.
In the early days of Linux, file editing was done with the terminal. While graphical editors are now commonplace, terminal text editors are still important. Today, I’m going to teach you about the 3 most popular text editors.
Computer have storage devices. Storage devices have partitions. Partitions have filesystems. Filesystems must be “mounted” to access their contents.
One day, Linux will rise against you by refusing to run a command without getting higher orders. There are two easy ways to gain root access and put the machine back in its place! ‘sudo’ and ‘su’.
It’s true, the Linux command-line is a scary beast. Many newcomers won’t touch this “terminal”. However the terminal has many advantages over the GUI, and should not be ignored!
The man pages are the documentation for terminal commands. Using them properly will improve your terminal skills, and save you from needing to memorize commands.