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Introduction to Linux


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Welcome to linux.org @bricega :)

You may not be aware, but Member @thrueye -

"thrueye was last seen:
Jul 19, 2017"

So I suspect has resolved this by now ;)

Nice link, though, thank you for sharing

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Welcome to Linux.org's "Getting Started with Linux: Beginner Level Course". If you're new to Linux and want to find out how to use the fastest growing operating system today, all you have to do is follow these lessons and you'll be using Linux efficiently in no time.

Getting Started with Linux: Beginner Level Course is designed as a self-study course. One of the things that makes this course unique is that at any point during a course, you can add a note, or comment. This is done in the comments bar on the right hand side of the screen. These comments can be made public or private, and can take any form that you like. Feel free to use them to ask questions, answer other users questions, post code updates, or suggest different methodologies for solving problems.

Linux is a very popular operating system, and this course is followed by thousands of people each day. Due to this, there are a lot of people online who are also in the process of learning it. So please feel free to ask any questions that you have and someone in the Linux Community will probably answer you! Also, this whole site, including the courses are regularly moderated. If you don't get an answer to a question, we will do our best to answer it for you. In addition, please send us your suggestions for how we can improve the courses, any typos that you have noticed, or any errors that you have encountered.

If you're ready to start learning about Linux, you may start at our table of contents or you may want to jump right into lesson one What Is Linux?.
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If you're looking for specific information, you can cat the syslog file and grep for your pattern..

cat /var/log/syslog | grep xxxx
Or more efficiently, just use grep on its own:
grep xxxx /var/log/syslog
Sorry - seeing as this thread was in the recently edited posts, I figured I'd be pedantic and point that out! :)
I've probably used cat and grep in a few posts here, but there is really no need. Why cat and grep when you can simply grep?!


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Mate, see my response to your conversation instigated with me.

Short answer is





Wiz, enjoy


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@Tom Larson

Mate my regrets, I did not see your Posts until I came in on the Post before this :(

If you are still around, I can combine these Posts of yours in a new Thread, over at

Getting Started

I'll do it anyway, if I do not hear from you to say otherwise, yours are very valid questions, and raised by many :D



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