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Use a Different Color for the Root Shell Prompt

http://lifehacker.com

Reader Chris writes in with an excellent tip that changes the prompt to red when using the root account from the terminal—as a reminder to be more careful.

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Find Files with the find Command

http://www.linuxjournal.com

A video howto for using the command line to find files with the "find" command.

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Making The Linux Command Line A Little Friendlier

http://maketecheasier.com

One thing that gets debated over and over in Linux is the need for the command line. Linux shell is one of the things that makes Linux so great.

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Community-produced free software textbooks for GNU/Linux users

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Join the Free Software Foundation and FLOSS Manuals March 21st-22nd book sprint, "Introduction to the Command Line".

The Free Software Foundation and FLOSS Manuals are joining forces in a sprint to write a new textbook introducing GNU/Linux newbies to the command line. Join us as we sprint to release a new book by Monday March 23rd!

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Play Games Inside Your Linux Terminal

http://www.makeuseof.com

So you spend most of your time on the terminal? Just entered a few commands? Feeling bored? How about some command line games? Yep, there are some oldies but goldies you can delve into for a little recreation on the terminal.

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Become a Linux command line black-belt

http://www.itwire.com

!whatever:p, sudo !!, ^foo^bar ... if they whet your appetite and set your pulse racing do I have a web site for you! It’s the Digg or Reddit of the Linux command-line world.

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That disgusting, difficult, awful command line!

http://aplawrence.com

What is behind all the fear and loathing of the command line? What drives this? Is it really that hard to type words? Don't most of us type words every day in email? Why should this be so repugnant?

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Two Reasons the Command Line Trumps the Graphical User Interface

http://blog.eracc.com

I am not a text mode Luddite. I use a graphical user interface (GUI) every day. However, for certain tasks a GUI is just not the best choice.

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Linux : the cool factor part 2

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Linux the cool factor

As I wrote in my last post, I think Linux is not perceived as cool by enough people.
While Linux is definitely very cool!

Last time I mentioned compiz, which gave very different responses. Some people think it's great others hate it. Today I'll throw in something completely different.

Next thing

The next thing that I think makes Linux cool, is the command line!

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Created by j00p34 5 years 23 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 23 weeks ago
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6 cool BASH tricks

http://www.dedoimedo.com

In this article, I'm going to show you a number of simple, yet highly useful tricks that will make your scripting life easier. True, this article may appeal to the more geeky segment of my readers, but there's no reason to stop reading.

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Ten Cool Coreutils Commands

http://commandline.org.uk

While a few commands, such as 'cd' are built directly into bash; many of the most important commands come from coreutils, a GNU package containing over a hundred commands.

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xrandr and the X Window System

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For those of us who have traveled outside of the world of Microsoft Windows and into UNIX-like operating systems, we should already be somewhat familiar with the X Window System. Some of us even understand its full potential. Over the years, I have grown really fond of one specific command line utility and that is xrandr.

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Tip: Commands To Find Out The Shell You Are Using

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Many times you might not be sure about which shell you are currently using. Especially if you are not on your system and logging into someone else’s, or maybe ssh’ing into a remote server. Worry not, because here are few simple commands that you can use to find out which shell you are using currently.

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Some useful Linux bash tricks

http://www.simplehelp.net

I use the Linux command line extensively, both on my local machine or when I’m connected to a remote server. There are some keyboard shortcuts that I want to share with you which have made my life on BASH a lot easier. I have not come across too many books that have documented these shortcuts and I think they are quite important to improve your productivity while on the command line.

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Created by vlovindia 5 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 29 weeks ago
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An Update on the Terminal Test

http://www.linuxloop.com

Just a few days ago I began the Terminal Test. The idea is to put up a tweet/ident (what do you call an update on Identi.ca?) every time I use the terminal explaining what I used it for and how it could be avoided. Since then, I have used the terminal a number of times. The experiment is not over, but I wanted to give an update on what is going on.

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