ganesh prasath wrote on Sat, Feb 07, 2004 at 08:38:41AM -0800:
| iam very new to linux.can anyone suggest me a good book
| or a site that i should follow. i have installed DEBIAN
| in my system. please help me!
Welcome! Multiple ways to get started:
1. Given that you have installed debian, you can get started by
installing the package apt-howto and find out how to play with
debian's package management system. (command: apt-get install
apt-howto). The APT howto is also here. apt-cache is also a nice
tool to see apt's (cached) package info. /var/lib/dpkg/ can be
played with (touch and go! nothing as root! ;)
). http://wiki.debian.net is also a nice place to get started.
2. Leaving aside package management, organisation of files and
policies, there are lots of fundas that are common to all distros:
I suggest the 'Unix-Internet Fundamentals HOWTO' and the
'Powerup to Bash prompt HOWTO'
3. members of ILUGC have asked different questions on ILUGC and found
answers to most of them here! Thankfully all the answers are
archived to save the trouble of asking those questions
again. Repeatedly asked questions may be a boring thing to answer
and you may not get answers to them. so form the habit of searching
the archives (thankfully, google indexes ILUGC's archives.)
4. Buy the 'google hacks' book. No, I'm not kidding. I'm sure it will
be a wonderful tool to do powerful queries and get instant answers!
(looking at the above links, you should have come to the conclusion
that tldp.org is also a good library of nice HOWTOs).
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