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Floyd Orr
Floyd Orr
11,723 Points

What is the best easy to use resource for command line?

Hello, there is a lot of great information giving out in this course. I was hoping someone could point me to a easy to use reference for this information that I can use in the future, or is this the type of course I should be taking loads of notes? Thank you.

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Ricky Catron
Ricky Catron
13,023 Points

This Seems to be a good guide for Unix commands based on a quick scan, honestly the easiest way to learn is to use Linux for a little while, maybe a virtual machine. It forces you to memorize basic commands. I recommend Ubuntu, Mint, or Fedora to start.

Goodluck! --Ricky

Victor Domin
Victor Domin
9,612 Points

I would recommend taking notes (if you're that type of person; I find that taking notes is a way to incorporate another sensory aspect into the learning process and reinforce content).

Now, on Unix-based and Unix-esque systems you can always type '''man (command)''' (without the parenthese) to get the reference page for that command. E.g. '''man ls''' to get the man page for the '''ls''' command. While this is helpful the content is rather indepth and can be overwhelming for us novices. There is also the '''whatis (insert keyword)''' command (also omit parentheses) to get a brief summary of what a command does, but doesn't specify the proper syntax.

Here's a fairly decent list of resources from the Ubuntu forum: [https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Links?action=show&redirect=CommandLineResources]

Hope this helps!

Nick Field
Nick Field
17,091 Points

Hi Floyd,

Another great method of drilling information into your head is to use Anki cards, so you can create flashcards whenever you learn something new and Anki will test you another day. Taking notes is great to retain information, but by creating Anki cards you can use spaced repetition to test your memory- it's helped me learn a lot of web development content so far!

Check out this article on using them for web development.

Hope that helps :)

Floyd Orr
Floyd Orr
11,723 Points

Thank you Victor. Does anyone else have resources that has helped them out. Links to sites with easy to read command line commands and things like that ?