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Really like terminal - I could be weird.


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#1 pistol22cal

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 09:49 PM

I gotta say - is it just me or is it really satisfying to use terminal to do things with...you know just to enter a command and watch it work?


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:17 PM

Terminal is undoubtedly the best/most powerful way to use Linux. It will do exactly what you say despite the fact that everything but the terminal may be broken. You will be able to remotely repair and fix other machines via SSH and more. Learning how to use VIM is a major game changer for those who love the terminal, I highly recommend it.

 

http://csswizardry.com/2014/06/vim-for-people-who-think-things-like-vim-are-weird-and-hard/



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:23 PM

I use the terminal a lot-as my knowledge increases on how to do so- coming from Windows i guess I was a little intimidated by it at first,but yeah,I love watching it work,even learning some things as the text flies by-



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:35 PM

That's the way :thumbup2:

 

You will find that the cmd prompt becomes more and more attractive on Win machines also. There's many Windows functions I have no idea how to do through the GUI that are so easy from the prompt.



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:39 PM

Like I always say there is not much you cant do in terminal. Make terminal your best friend.



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:42 PM

TsVk, I absolutely agree.

Terminal is great. The more I use Terminal the more I want to improve my understanding of cmd prompt. The more I use cmd prompt the more I want to improve my understanding of terminal. The command line is where the power is.

As cmd prompt becomes more and more attractive on Windows machines, I would encourage you to start using PowerShell. It is outstanding. You essentially have cmd prompt with Dot Net capabilities. There is so much you can do with PowerShell on Windows.

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:46 PM

TsVk, I absolutely agree.

Terminal is great. The more I use Terminal the more I want to improve my understanding of cmd prompt. The more I use cmd prompt the more I want to improve my understanding of terminal. The command line is where the power is.

As cmd prompt becomes more and more attractive on Windows machines, I would encourage you to start using PowerShell. It is outstanding. You essentially have cmd prompt with Dot Net capabilities. There is so much you can do with PowerShell on Windows.

 

Powershell is indeed very handy and can fix a host of issue. Too many to list here it would need its own forum.


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:48 PM

Here's a site every power user should know.

 

www.ss64.com


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:52 PM

Powershell is indeed very handy and can fix a host of issue. Too many to list here it would need its own forum.


In my opinion that is a good idea. I'm not sure if BC interested in having a PowerShell Forum or who we would ask, but I would be interested in having one on the site. Right now the only place I think PowerShell would be put on BC is the programming forum.

 

Here's a site every power user should know.

 

www.ss64.com

 

This site has solved problems for me on many occasions. I can't tell you how helpful it is if you are scripting in PowerShell.



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:03 PM

Back on topic though anyone got anything useful for terminal?


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:07 PM

Besides the ss64 site and vim I'm all out.



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:15 PM

 

Back on topic though anyone got anything useful for terminal?

Yes.

sudo ufw enable


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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:19 PM

sudo apt-get install cowsay

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:26 PM

anyone got anything useful for terminal?

 
Sure. Post on getting started with LXD and LXC: 96d356a143e184910317229c7948e77cb8010d37b477b94403b85a8c7cf27184529a7fc2cc8442a7ab606990ea209fd68d615d39bdf9ac85937314aace865a8d (If link is dead, there is an index of checksums at (http://f286bc32.permalink.per.red), alternatively try googling.)
 
On a more general note. When I need info, I usually start by googling "man + programname". If I have the program installed then
man programname
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Posted 10 September 2015 - 11:33 PM

To build on that.



sudo apt-get install cowsay

and then

sudo apt-get install fortune

Then pipe your fortune to your cow

fortune | cowsay

you can do this a few times to see how your cow likes you.

 

then check out your cowsay switches using --help and waste at least an hour of better used time making your cow all funky.






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