I an not very good with Linux, I don't know BASH very well yet. I am a network engineer for a media company and a lot of our web servers are Linux based so I thought I would start using Linux more often. On work servers I know where to go and what to type in to grep my logs. But I want to know what I am doing instead of reading an article by the fella who was in my spot before me.
When I try to start the Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal), it does not start. I get a "Starting Terminal" entry in the taskbar. After a few seconds, it goes away. No terminal appears. (Other applications launch correctly.)
I'm running Ubuntu 11.04, and connecting via Remote Desktop.
Example: In a Terminal command xdpyinfo | grep resolution (that I have taken from an answer),
does the | character mean that the xdpyinfo output shall be sent to the grep program input for printing a line containing the resolution string? Where should I seek for such an information to avoid filling this forum by too simple questions? Thanks.