Linux Terminal Basics


I use the Terminal for many things, because it is powerful and quick, and has evolved for 50 years into something pretty stable. What I am actually using is the Terminal program to display on the Gnome desktop, with the "bash shell" running inside it.

Help commands:

Where is stuff?


vi editor


USB keys

USB keys typically automount (they usually show up with df). They are also faster reading and much slower writing. Don't just remove them when done, click the desktop USB icon and then "remove safely". Because they are slow writing, they may need minutes to finish writing a big file. If you pull them out without safe removal, they lose power and can get messed up.



LinuxBasics (last edited 2015-11-25 20:25:24 by KeithLofstrom)