Using the Terminal

  • Different Terminals
    • Depends on your distribution
      • Xterm
  • You can do anything in the terminal
    • system configuration
      • info about distribution kernal, Etc (uname)
        • on Linux Mint inxi -S gives hostname kernal 32 or 64 bit desktop and distro
      • df / free (-h)
      • install software, update your system, upgrade system
    • networking ifcoinfg, iw (wifi) (iw dev)
    • scripts / programs
    • accessing through ssh
      • ssh username@ host or IP address
      • ssh -X pass to run programs that run windowed applications
  • Text editors
    • nano
    • VI (vim)
    • emacs
  • tmux
    • multiple windows
    • multiple sessions
    • can disconnect / reconnect
      • ssh into system reconnect
    • multiple tmux sessions
  • Learn to move around the system
  • sudo instead of root
  • top /htop
  • chirp as sudo? Or sudo chmod 666 devttyUSB0
    • bash script to do this automatically
  • Finding help
    • man is your friend
    • Google is always helpful
    • Tutorial Linux
    • Joe Collins
    • Kevin Loughin

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