[Techtalk] New to the list...new to linux

David Merrill david at lupercalia.net
Mon Oct 1 21:09:50 EST 2001

On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 11:55:05AM -0700, Kai MacTane wrote:
> At 9/30/01 11:10 AM , Rachel Herold wrote:
> >1.
> >I think tactile learning works best for quite a few people.
> Yes, yes, *YES*!!! When I'm trying to teach someone to do something on a 
> computer, regardless of which OS it is, I never sit down and show them how 
> to do it. Instead, I put *them* at the keyboard, stand behind the person, 
> and tell them, "Now do this... then click on that..."
> That way, the person has done it themselves. Not only does it build their 
> confidence, it also helps them ingrain the moves into their nervous system.
> >2.
> >I still believe in tactile learning and would love to get on the system and
> >poke around but if I am a brand new user I don't know the basic commands.
> >How do I list my files?  How do I find the man pages?  Basic user commands
> >are very difficult (or were for me) to find on the net. I would love a guide
> >that lists maybe 10 of the most basic commands.  ls, cd, man, with the most
> >basic, say maybe 2 or 3, attributes.
> I think there may be a few of those on the Net somewhere... I don't recall 
> where, unfortunately.

Oh yes, the One Page Linux Manual at http://powerup.com.au/~squadron
It's a pdf you can print out and it has a quick synopsis of the most
common linux commands.

Dr. David C. Merrill                     http://www.lupercalia.net
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Collection Editor & Coordinator            http://www.linuxdoc.org

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