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Linux Mint Essentials

By : Jay LaCroix
Book Image

Linux Mint Essentials

By: Jay LaCroix

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Linux Mint Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers


In this chapter, we went over quite a bit of information regarding the Linux Shell and how to execute commands. We started with some reasons on why you'd want to use the terminal in the first place and then we discussed the Linux filesystem and how to navigate it. The nano text editor was also shown, which is a great text editor to use from within your terminal to create and edit text files. We also discussed basic file management, how to search for files, the watch command, and how to create a simple script. This knowledge will serve you well through the remainder of the book, where each chapter will feature one or more new commands for you to learn to administer your Linux Mint system.

In the following chapter, we'll take a look at all things storage. We'll look at how to access removable media (such as flash drives) and mount volumes, analyze what is using up space, how to burn CDs and DVDs and use the USB Image writer, and much more.