Quote:>I just downloaded and installed
CoffeeCup HTML editor and TZO, etc.
They don't show up in Gnombe menu selections! (I have been spoiled/crippled
by windoze experience!)<
I too am new to Linux. I installed it for the first time two days ago. I
figure out how to run my stuff by using the following method:
cd /etc/bin ( This changes the current directory to where most of the
binary executables are kept. )
ls -ld * | less ( This lists all the files in the directory. Use the
arrow keys to scroll, and 'Q' to exit. )
Look through the list for files which have a bunch of 'x''s in the
attribute. These are the runnable ones. Look for candidates which might
be what you want. When you see one you think might be relevant, get out of
less with the q key, and then type 'man' and then the command.
For example, I know I installed the ssh shell. So I go to /etc/bin and
find there is something called 'ssh' in /etc/bin. So I type
This brings up some documentation (manual pages) about it. Sometimes it
is very helpful, other times it is just a bunch of arcane unix gibberish.
There's also lots of HOWTO's at www.linuxdoc.org and other places like
it. However, I found it difficult to find the answer to a specific question
with the HOWTO's.
Since I use debian, I've had some luck searching their 'user' email list
archive for keywords and try to find a newbie question that was answered by
others earlier. This sometimes works if it is a typical problem.
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