An Easy Start

Start by opening a Linux shell. You can start KDE's Konsole by clicking on the terminal icon in the Kicker panel or by running konsole from your <Alt+F2> quickstart.

Trivia time


There are many ways to start a shell with your system. Other terminal programs include xterm, rxvt, and eterm, just to name a few. Konsole just happens to be KDE's terminal application.

From the shell prompt, why not try entering each of the following commands? Notice what they do.

A few simple commands


Date and time.


Show me how much free space my disks have


Who is logged onto the system?


Similar to who but with different information.


Show me a calendar


Identify your workstation.


Hello, ello, llo, lo, o, o, o . . . .

Try typing: echo "Hello world."


Who last logged in and are they still logged in?

You may need root access for this one.

Moving to Linux(c) Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!
Moving to Linux: Kiss the Blue Screen of Death Goodbye!
ISBN: 0321159985
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 181 © 2008-2017.
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