I'm new to Linux (I am running Ubuntu). I am learning new commands for the terminal and even following some guides/forums on how to do stuff. Sometimes I will type a command and the terminal makes a newline then sits with a blinking cursor after the last command I typed.
Sometimes I think the computer is just thinking and needs time to do something (although it would be nice to have some sort of indication of the progress on the given task). Sometimes the terminal progresses to let me type a new command and other times I wait a few minutes before pressing ctrl+c to stop whatever it was doing.
It would be nice to know what I'm dealing with here so I can judge better whether I am supposed to be waiting or just wasting my time.