Top Ten Concepts for Linux Beginners – Number 1, Files

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http://i486.net – course, if you’re used to Microsoft Windows, you are familiar with the concept of files. This familiarity means that you will not have to start from scratch to learn about the Linux file. However, you will learn several concepts and techniques for working with files in the Linux environment, whether using Damn Small Linux or other versions. You can have multiple files of great things with Linux that you can not do easily or at least under Windows. This could be one more reason to switch from Windows to Linux. The files have unique names. This rule is not as simple as it appears in May There is no conflict between a hard disk file pay12june appointed and a file named pay12june on your removable USB flash disk. In fact, do not forget to backup all your important files. Do not worry if your hard drive the file is deleted or damaged and unreadable, just go to one of your flash drive. You could also have two files named pay12june on your hard disk in different directories. Directories, collections of directories and files, will be discussed in the next article in this series. Linux distinguishes between lowercase and uppercase characters in filenames. Microsoft Windows does not work. For example, Linux treats pay12june and Pay12june that two different files, as different as pay12june and heighho. Windows users must adapt to this difference. Even if I am a Linux fan, I see no advantage in the Linux way of naming files. Maybe I spent too much time in the Windows environment. File names should be relatively short. The maximum allowed is 255 characters but by working with long file names is no fun and is actually getting into trouble. Linux file names may not contain the character / which has a special meaning. To avoid any misunderstanding do not include special characters such as $ and & in your file names. This could cause confusion and lead to hard to find errors. For the same reason, do not call your files with special names such as Linux, etc. Linux sometimes applies file extensions, examples are most common. c to indicate a program in C and. htm or. html to indicate a type of Web page. Savvy Linux users often avoid coding the file extension but rely on the file directory to indicate the type of file. Do not give a Linux file an extension to file misleading. Use an editor to create or edit a text file. The Old Fashioned VI editor has been replaced by the more powerful, user-friendly editors. Most versions of Linux come with several publishers. Damn Small Linux, a popular version that runs on Windows, includes multiple vendors such as beaver that closely to be intuitive. Linux offers a huge variety of commands for processing files. Many of these commands are mnemonic, such as the cp command is used to copy files. Many commands include a wide variety of options. Consider the ls command, somewhat similar to the DIR command in the Windows environment. This seemingly simple command is very rich and offers dozens and dozens of options many of which have no equivalent in the Windows environment. Linux commands can be regarded as verbs. As the most sentences in English include more of a verb (go, jump) complete Linux commands contain the command itself and one or more objects. To copy a file you must specify not only PC, but what and where. For example, the backuparea cp pay12june means pay12june copy the file in the directory backuparea. Linux syntax (grammar rules) is quite strict and it takes time to learn. But mastering Linux and associated technologies may lead to employment. The next step is mastering Linux directories. Once upon a time Levi Reiss wrote ten computer and Internet books either alone or with co-author. Now it has evolved into construction sites, including global wine ( www. theworldwidewine. com ), Italian wine, Italian travel and health and nutritional aspects of wine. He has taught various computer courses and varied, including Linux and Windows operating systems to a French Ontario, a community college language for decades. His new site http://www . linux4windows. com you will run Linux, even on that outdated Windows computer in your basement, but you must first remove the dust bunnies. (General)