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Learning Raspbian

By : William Harrington
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Learning Raspbian

By: William Harrington

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Learning Raspbian
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using the console

The most common way to install software on your Raspberry Pi is by using apt-get. It is a very powerful command-line application.

To run apt-get, you need to use the command shell. The command shell is available for you through an application that is installed in Raspbian by default. The application is called LXTerminal.

You can launch LXTerminal by double-clicking on its icon on the desktop.


LXTerminal allows you to run commands using the bash command shell (and other command shells if desired). You will learn more about the bash shell in Chapter 6, The Console.

Generally, each command you run fits in one line. When you have finished typing a command, simply press Enter to run it. The output of the program will be displayed in the following lines. If you want to rerun or modify a command that you have just typed, simply press the up arrow key on your keyboard and you will see the previous command displayed again. You will then be able to edit and rerun it by pressing...